shawl

 
Creation date
Materials
wool
Mark Descriptions
Still has its export seal.
Dimensions
56 x 147 in.
Credit line
Gift of Helen W. Russell
Accession number
1988.156
Collection
Not Currently On View

The four slender botehs (paisleys) on both halves of this shawl exhibit a strong European influence. However, the elegantly woven central medallion incorporates Islamic motifs with minute detailing.

 

The beautifully executed elongated plant forms next to the tallest paisleys are extended to form the outer motifs of the medallion. An unusual black serpentine band runs through the multicolored tab (harlequin) border, which was attached to the shawl.

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