Shawl (India), 1855–1875
While hand-woven shawls were considered higher quality, embroidered shawls, which were quicker and less expensive to produce, fulfilled growing demand. A close look at the patterns of this shawl will reveal the needlework process utilized to mimic the latest woven fashions.
This object was
Mrs. John Rolph.
It is credited
Bequest of Dorothy Franklin Rolph.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 246.4 × 215.3 cm (8 ft. 1 in. × 7 ft. 3/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Shawl (India), 1855–1875; wool; H x W: 246.4 × 215.3 cm (8 ft. 1 in. × 7 ft. 3/4 in.); Bequest of Dorothy Franklin Rolph; 1980-38-5
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.