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Shawl

Type: Clothing - Garment
Object Name: Shawl
Place Made: Europe: Western Europe, France
Period: Mid 19th century
Date: 1840s
Dimensions: L 175 cm x W 170 cm
Materials: Silk; wool
Techniques: Jacquard
ID Number: T94.0406
Credit: From the Opekar / Webster Collection

This shawl shows a significant influence of the Renaissance style developed by Amédée Couder. The graceful curves, exquisite rosettes, delicate embellishment of the central field and total absence of Kashmir motifs are all reflections of the prevalent taste, which favoured graceful and well-rounded contours, elegance of detail and pure colours.