Shawl

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-23333

Description

White wool shawl w/ red and blue paisley border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shawls
wool (textile)
weaving
Wool
Woven
SHAWL

Label

On exhibit in England? "21. A very nice plaid similar in design and quality to the Kirking Plaids which were traditionally worn by new brides and young mothers to their first church services after the wedding or after the birth of the baby. However, they tend to have a predominantly blue colour scheme, not this grey/red. It appears to date to the 1850s. Note the "voided" pines--i.e. the edge of the pine is defined by an absence of pattern rather than by a hard outline."

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Dimensions

120 x 54 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.1521