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Large square cream crepe shawl with long fringe and floral embroidery. All four sides are bordered by diamond shaped and knotted patterned threads which end in long fringes. The embroidery on the surface has three separate sections. The first is a narrow band of embroidery that frames the inside of the entire edge in a flower and leaf pattern. The next section is a very wide band of floral and leaf patterned embroidery that is to the inside of the previous one. Inside of the previous embroidery a central square area is created. In each of the four corners of the square is a square shaped embroidered motif with a floral and leaf pattern. Both the embroidery and the fringe are done in a shiny cream thread.
"Cream crepe shawl Jan 1st." (small envelope with handwriting on front)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
76 3/16 (W) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation