Title: Square shawl with green field and border with red/pink borders and sprigs
Description: Square shawl with green field; border with red/pink borders and sprigs; drawloom; twill weave with additional continuous patterning wefts; warp of silk; weft of wool. Originally made in Europe; worn by Janette Griswold (Mrs. Oliver) Walker.
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Medium: drawloom; twill weave with additional continuous patterning wefts; warp of silk; weft of wool
Extent: 68" x 70"
Provenance: Record says this shawl belonged to "Cara Walker's mother, Janette Griswold (Mrs. Oliver Walker), who was probably not born until 1815-20. Shawl may have been acquired and worn by an earlier generation.
Spatial Coverage: Europe
Is Referenced By: information from the Nancy Rexford Research Archive, box 1, section 01, card 04
Cultural Context: European
Donor: Cara Walker
Family History: Though donor's name is entered as "Cara" (possibly a baby pronunciation that stuck?), she is listed in genealogical records as Clara Walker, born Feb 6, 1874 in Northampton, MA. Her parents were Oliver Walker and Fanny J. Griswold, born Jan 31, 1839, married Feb. 20, 1868. The middle initial J in Fanny Griswold's name seems to have been for Janette.
Repository Name: Historic Northampton
Alternative ID: NHS 51.192
Main Color: green
Warp Material: silk
Weft Material: wool
Shawl Shape: square
Shawl Border Detail: red/pink borders and sprigs