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Red shawl w/embroidered border and insert

Object Number: 
1978.36
Date: 
1830-1880
Medium: 
Cashmere, wool
Dimensions: 
with fringe: 54 1/2 x 55 1/2 in. ( 138.4 x 141 cm )
Description: 
Square turnover shawl with wool bands with woven paisley design sewn to four edges of a red cashmere center; with large embroidered boteh or paisley motif inset in one corner and pieced, red silk borders with narrow fringe on all four sides.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this shawl belonged to the second Mrs. Millard Fillmore.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. F. Leighton Meserve
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group