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Shawl (Scotland), ca. 1865

This is a Shawl. It is dated ca. 1865 and we acquired it in 1937. Its medium is wool and its technique is woven. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.



Some European shawls have a solid-colored field without ornamentation. This may have been a result of the way it was worn: the square shawl would be folded into a triangle and draped over the shoulders, making the borders the most visible and important part of the design.

This object was donated by Grace Lincoln Temple. It is credited Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 203.5 x 186.8 cm (6 ft. 8 1/8 in. x 6 ft. 1 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Shawl (Scotland), ca. 1865; wool; H x W: 203.5 x 186.8 cm (6 ft. 8 1/8 in. x 6 ft. 1 9/16 in.); Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple; 1937-36-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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