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Long Shawl

A work made of silk, cotton, and wool, warp-float faced 3:1 's' twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:3 's' twill interlacings; attached side borders of 2:2, 2:2, 1:3, 2:2...'z' composite twill weaves with supplementary patterning wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:3 'z' twill interlacings; main warp fringe; woven on loom with jacquard attachment.
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  • A work made of silk, cotton, and wool, warp-float faced 3:1 's' twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:3 's' twill interlacings; attached side borders of 2:2, 2:2, 1:3, 2:2...'z' composite twill weaves with supplementary patterning wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:3 'z' twill interlacings; main warp fringe; woven on loom with jacquard attachment.

Date:

1820/25

Artist:

Probably England, Norwich

About this artwork

The appeal of the buta, or paisley, pattern is illustrated in this boldly patterned shawl in which the motifs have burst from the borders and multiplied into the field of the composition. The
Jacquard mechanism, a new mechanical patterning technology, enabled European manufacturers to create increasingly complex variations on the paisley motif.

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Title

Long Shawl

Places

Europe (Object made in), England (Object Probably made in), Norwich (Object Probably made in)

Date

Made 1820-1825

Medium

Silk, cotton, and wool, warp-float faced 3:1 'S' twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:3 'S' twill interlacings; attached side borders of 2:2, 2:2, 1:3, 2:2...'Z' composite twill weaves with supplementary patterning wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:3 'Z' twill interlacings; main warp fringe; woven on loom with Jacquard attachment

Dimensions

264.2 × 124.2 cm (104 × 48 7/8 in.) Center repeat: 12.7 × 14.5 cm (5 × 5 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Julian Armstrong, Jr.; Textile Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1977.186

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