Crimson Paisley Shawl with a Grand Boteh Border

Date: 1820-1825
ID: hdrx_b01s03_sh004
Period: 1820s

Description: Crimson center field; naturalistic floral motifs; gallery woven with tilted botehs; border woven with large upright botehs and naturalistic floral motifs; silk warps are pink (no dyeing); center wefts are pink silk; silk grounds are far less common border ground wefts are fine dull yellow wool; pattern wefts are heavier in blues, white, green, yellow, white and black; side borders have been removed.
Materials: silk, wool
Techniques: twill
Measurements: Selvage to selvage: 46''; hem to hem: 93 1/2''; end border depth: 14 1/2''; gallery depth: 5''

Donated by: Hassam, Eleanor
Worn by: Eleanor Hassam's great grandmother Hilton

Gender: female

References: information from the Nancy Rexford Research Archive, box 1, section 3, card 4

Cataloger Name(s) and Date(s): Kitty Cassetti (2012-08-22)

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