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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.
"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)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
62 10/16 (W) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation