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Shawl (India), 1850–1870

This is a Shawl. It is dated 1850–1870 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is wool and its technique is plain and interlocking twill tapestry; pieced together. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.



In an attempt to keep up with European demand, Indian weavers looked for faster, more cost-effective ways of producing shawls. Many shawls, like this one, were made in small sections by different weavers, and the pieces sewn together to create the final product.

This object was donated by Mrs. Max Farrand. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Max Farrand.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 356.9 × 155 cm (11 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 5 ft. 1 in.)

Cite this object as

Shawl (India), 1850–1870; wool; H x W: 356.9 × 155 cm (11 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 5 ft. 1 in.); Gift of Mrs. Max Farrand; 1953-143-8

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

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