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Shawl

2006.44.1319 (RS11487)

Description

Ivory shawl with multicolored paisley embroidery. The square shaped shawl has embroidery on three sides and plain ivory fringe at one end. The end with the fringe has a large embroidered paisley in each corner. Near one of the paisley's is Arabic writing or a symbol embroidered in magenta thread. The opposite end of the shawl has no fringe. The edges of the shawl are trimmed with a thin woven green band. The reverse side of the shawl shows all of the thread crossings and tie-offs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"61964" (Embroidered)
"Shawl which / belonged to my / grandmother Mrs. D. Pingree and worn by my mother / Mrs. S.G. Wheatland../ Anna P. Phillips" (Handwritten note on envelope)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
Shawl
shawls
Dimensions
62 10/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1319
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
191034

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