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Long rectangular sheer black silk shawl with salmon colored floral and geometric designs in velvet. On both ends there is a velvet geometric design that runs horizontally across as a border. The design is similar to a Greek key pattern but slightly more Asian in style. Along the top and bottom there are fourteen individual velvet floral motifs that repeats in a pattern. On both ends more individual floral motifs build on each other in a pyramid shape toward the center. On the long top edge there is a snap fastener to hold the shawl around the neck and shoulders. The right side that snaps into the left has a black silk and velvet puffy flower and a black leaf with white thread details to cover the fastener. All four edges of the shawl are hemmed with black thread. The salmon colored velvet is very shiny and appears as different colors in different lights.
velvet (fabric weave)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
38 10/16 (W) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation