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Shawl

2006.44.1296 (RS11374)

Description

Long black shawl with gold metallic details. The black cotton netting is sheer and all four edges are slightly turned under and sewn around with black thread in a twisted stitch to give the appearance of cording. On the long top and bottom edges are two parallel lines of metallic detailing with evenly spaced metallic diagonal lines going between the two parallel lines. The metallic details are created by folding tiny flat strips of a gold colored metal around fibers of the netting. On the two shorter ends there are two rows of metallic pyramid shapes running along the edge. In the middle of the shawl is a large geometric shape in metallic material of a diamond bordered by attached triangles around it and small diamonds throughout the inside of the large diamond. At each of the four corners of the diamond there is a cross shape with four sides of equal length and diamonds shapes on the inside of them also in metallic material. Across the rest of the shawl there is an evenly spaces pattern of diamond shapes made of five "squares" of metallic material each.

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
metal
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
metal
Shawl
shawls
Dimensions
16 15/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1296
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
190998

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