Drawing, Design for Woven Shawl with Paisley Motifs
This is a drawing. It is dated 1825–50 and we acquired it in 1924. Its medium is brush and gouache on brown oiled translucent paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
As demand for Indian shawls grew, European designers and manufacturers tried to replicate not only their materials but also their patterns. Some of these shawls were even sold as authentic Kashmiri, not as the European imitations they actually were.
Its dimensions are
30.1 × 14.2 cm (11 7/8 × 5 9/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamp in black ink, upper left edge, L.457c: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for Woven Shawl with Paisley Motifs; France & Scotland; brush and gouache on brown oiled translucent paper; 30.1 × 14.2 cm (11 7/8 × 5 9/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1924-15-14
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.