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Shawl

Description

White wool shawl w/ red and blue paisley border.

Details

Label
On exhibit in England? "21. A very nice plaid similar in design and quality to the Kirking Plaids which were traditionally worn by new brides and young mothers to their first church services after the wedding or after the birth of the baby. However, they tend to have a predominantly blue colour scheme, not this grey/red. It appears to date to the 1850s. Note the "voided" pines--i.e. the edge of the pine is defined by an absence of pattern rather than by a hard outline."
Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
weaving
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
SHAWL
shawls
weaving
Wool
wool (textile)
Woven
Dimensions
120 x 54 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.1521
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
23333

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