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Woman's Kashmir Shawl or Stole

1800-1820
Origin: Asia, India, for export to West
OW: 53" x OL: 120"
Cashmere goat wool
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2006-113
Long rectangular shawl of cream-colored fine wool, with repeated paisley shapes at each end and lengthwise narrow borders with abstract repeated figures with red predominating. Unlined.
Label:Fine cashmere or wool shawls from India and Paisley, Scotland, were especially fashionable accessories in the nineteenth century. This example is made of extremely fine, almost-sheer wool, woven and decorated in India for the export market.