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Object Name: Paisley shawl
Date: 1850-1875
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Medium: Wool, cashmere
Dimensions: Overall: 68 x 68 in. ( 172.7 x 172.7 cm )
Description: Square paisley shawl with pieced woolen center; radial design in red, light blue, white, black, lavender and green, with solid black center and border with stylized flowers repeated on either side of an undulating line; pieced outer border composed of embroidered rectangles of black, red, green, blue, yellow, and white cashmere fabric; fringe on all four sides.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Samuel L. Weisbrod
Object Number: 1949.117
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Marks: embroidered: at center: ". . . J J E . . . "

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According to the accession records, the donor's mother, Sarah Maria (Brett) Davis (1836-1920), wore this shawl to the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia.