Antique 19thc Victorian, C1850, Jacquard Silk & Wool Woven Paisley Shawl / Throw
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Antique 19thc Victorian, C1850, Jacquard Silk & Wool Woven Paisley Shawl / Throw:
Eastern inspired arched designs and floral motifs. Each end is finished in brightly coloured epaulettes, and fine silk tassles clearly showing each colour used - green, red, orange, ochre, cream, black and teal.
The Paisley pattern is a term in English for a design using the boteh, a droplet-shaped vegetable motif of Persian or Iranian origin. Such designs became very popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries, following imports of post-Mughal versions of the design from British India, especially in the form of Kashmir shawls, and were then imitated locally. Its western name derives from the Scottish town of Paisley, a centre for textiles where quality woven paisley designs became widely produced during the early-mid 19th Century.
Length: 318 cm or 125 inches
Width: 165 cm or 65 inch