Shawl

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

GUSN

GUSN-191018

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shawls
crepe (textile)
Shawl

Inscription

"Cream crepe shawl Jan 1st." (small envelope with handwriting on front)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P894

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Outerwear

Dimensions

76 3/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1314