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Title: Square moon shawl with blue-sprigged white field and border with densely patterned medallions
Identifier: hdrx_b01s01_sh001
Description: Square moon shawl with blue-sprigged white field; border with densely patterned medallions; hand weaving; twill tapestry weave; warp of wool; weft of wool. Originally made in India; worn by Mary Adams Saunders; worn in America.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: 1805-1811
Medium: hand weaving; twill tapestry weave; warp of wool; weft of wool
Extent: 65 1/2" x 66"
Provenance: "Imported by Jonathan Peele Saunders and given to Mary Adams, his fiancee."
Spatial Coverage: Asia , India
Is Referenced By: information from the Nancy Rexford Research Archive, box 1, section 01, card 01
Cultural Context: Asian , South Asian , Indian
Family History: Jonathan Peele Saunders of Salem, MA (bap. Jul 10, 1785), married Mary Adams Dec 26 or 28, 1811, died Feb 22, 1844
Repository Name: Peabody Essex Museum
Alternative ID: EI 118,507
Main Color: white
Warp Material: wool
Weft Material: wool
Material: wool , wool , twill tapestry
Technique: hand weaving
Shawl Shape: square
Shawl Design Features: moon
Shawl Field Detail: blue-sprigged
Shawl Border Detail: densely patterned medallions
Gender: female


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