Title: Square shawl with white field and border with ribbon-bow corner motif in blue
Description: Square shawl with white field; border with ribbon-bow corner motif in blue; hand weaving; twill tapestry weave; warp of wool; weft of wool. Originally made in India; worn by Eliza (Betsey) Clarke; worn in America.
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Medium: hand weaving; twill tapestry weave; warp of wool; weft of wool
Extent: 50" x 54"
Provenance: Owned by Miss Eliza (Betsey) Clarke, died Oct 4, 1810, sister of Rev. John Clarke of First Church, Boston; her mother a sister of Timothy Pickering in Washington's cabinet. "Said to be the first one imported to U.S. and cost $60."
Is Referenced By: information from the Nancy Rexford Research Archive, box 1, section 01, card 02
Worn By: Eliza (Betsey) Clarke
Inscription: E Clarke [embroidered on shawl below corner motif]
Repository Name: Peabody Essex Museum
Alternative ID: EI 109,680
Main Color: white
Warp Material: wool
Weft Material: wool
Technique: hand weaving
Shawl Shape: square
Shawl Border Detail: ribbon-bow corner motif in blue