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Shawl

Unknown1861/1870

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Shawl of fine cream hand-knitted wool. Openwork with decorative mesh borders and motifs. In the centre, a panel consisting of two fancy patterns are arranged in stripes, within borders of two other patterns. Broad border of tree-like forms alternating with small plain strips, each containing three openwork diamonds on a mesh ground. Around this are further narrow bands of pattern and a scalloped edging.

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Details

  • Title: Shawl
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1861/1870
  • Location: Shetland Islands
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 68 in, Width: 55 in
  • Provenance: Given by Miss Mary Nicholson
  • Medium: Hand-knitted wool

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