Paisley cashmere shawl

Object Number: 
1971.17
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Wool, cashmere
Dimensions: 
with fringe: 78 x 77 x 4 in. ( 198.1 x 195.6 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Square woven paisley cashmere shawl with hand-stitched Arabic inscription in center; pieced outer border composed of embroidered rectangles of blue, white, yellow, and red; fringe on all four sides.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this shawl was purchased by the donor's grandmother, Mrs. Charles H. Spitzner, around 1840.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group