By the late 19th century, demand for shawls was so high that French agents began bringing the latest fashion styles and trends to India for new design ideas. Influences of late-19th-century French art nouveau can be seen in the elongated form and whiplash curves of the paisley cones and surrounding patterns.
This object was
Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert.
It is credited
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 177.8 × 168.9 cm (5 ft. 10 in. × 5 ft. 6 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Shawl (India); wool; H x W: 177.8 × 168.9 cm (5 ft. 10 in. × 5 ft. 6 1/2 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert; 1967-85-26
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.