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Paisley Bordered Jacquard Shawl

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Price: $85.00
Member Price: $76.50

Item# 80-007696 







Description

Originally based on seventeenth-century Mughal Indian depictions of flowers and leaves, paisley patterns evolved into the more abstract teardrop shape recognized today. Our shawl is developed from a richly patterned Indian shawl (ca. 1860) in the collection of the Museums Costume Institute. A bright paisley design borders the edge of our shawl.

Silk/cotton. Imported. Shawl: 77 1/2'' x 24''; Fringe: 3''.

Sorry, gift wrap is not available for this item.

  • Silk/cotton
  • Imported
  • Fringe: 3''Shawl: 77 1/2'' x 24''
  • Gift wrap not available

Art History

The distinctive motif called paisley is derived from depictions of flowering plants created by artists of the Mughal Indian court beginning in the seventeenth century. Over time it evolved into a more abstract, curving shape resembling an elongated comma. European manufacturers of the late eighteenth century further adapted the motif into the teardrop shape recognized today. The design was ultimately named after the Scottish town of Paisley, a major center for these patterned textiles until about 1870.

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Description

Originally based on seventeenth-century Mughal Indian depictions of flowers and leaves, paisley patterns evolved into the more abstract teardrop shape recognized today. Our shawl is developed from a richly patterned Indian shawl (ca. 1860) in the collection of the Museums Costume Institute. A bright paisley design borders the edge of our shawl.

Silk/cotton. Imported. Shawl: 77 1/2'' x 24''; Fringe: 3''.

Sorry, gift wrap is not available for this item.





  • Silk/cotton
  • Imported
  • Fringe: 3''Shawl: 77 1/2'' x 24''
  • Gift wrap not available




Art History

The distinctive motif called paisley is derived from depictions of flowering plants created by artists of the Mughal Indian court beginning in the seventeenth century. Over time it evolved into a more abstract, curving shape resembling an elongated comma. European manufacturers of the late eighteenth century further adapted the motif into the teardrop shape recognized today. The design was ultimately named after the Scottish town of Paisley, a major center for these patterned textiles until about 1870.


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