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Long, wide ivory silk shawl with painted floral designs and metallic embroidery. The shawl is rectangular and at both short ends the hem was done by folding the edge over and sewing in a chain link pattern for the seam. All around the four edges there is a wide border of painted floral and leaf pattern. Throughout the border there are a series of swags with flowers that are embroidered with gold metallic thread. Above and below the border are more swags or scallops created by connecting small circles embroidered in gold metallic thread. Across the open center of the shawl there are evenly spaced single flowers embroidered in gold metallic thread. The shawl is not reversible.
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
88 4/16 (W) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation