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Title: Long shawl with white field and end border with dense sprigs in blue
Identifier: hdrx_b01s02_sh002
Description: Long shawl with white field; end border with dense sprigs in blue; hand weaving; twill tapestry weave; warp of wool; weft of wool. Originally made in India; worn by Betsey Barr; worn in America.
Rights: These images and this information from the Rexford Costume Research Archive are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Date: 1800-1815
Medium: hand weaving; twill tapestry weave; warp of wool; weft of wool
Extent: Selvage to selvage: 53''; hem to hem: 115''
Provenance: Inscribed "Betsey Barr, Salem"
Spatial Coverage: Asia , India
Is Referenced By: information from the Nancy Rexford Research Archive, box 1, section 02, card 02
Cultural Context: Asian , South Asian , Indian
Worn By: Betsey Barr
Family History: Betsey Barr was born 1786, married 1815 to Jonathan Holman, died 1827. See EI 132,982 for her portrait.
Inscription: Betsy Barr Salem [hand-written on the left side, above the border]
Repository Name: Peabody Essex Museum
Alternative ID: EI 132,985
Main Color: white
Warp Material: wool
Weft Material: wool
Material: wool , wool , twill tapestry
Technique: hand weaving
Shawl Shape: long
Shawl Border Type: end
Shawl Border Detail: dense sprigs in blue
Gender: female


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