Pelerine or shaped shawl of printed barege; 1850-1875

Pelerine or shaped shawl of printed barege; 1850-1875

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Pelerine or shaped shawl of a lightweight, slightly open weave silk warp, worsted wool weft fabric (barege or delaine); striped in the weave, horizontally, by varying the number and thickness of the weft yarns. The yarn count is 104 threads per inch in the warp; 100 per inch in the sheer weft stripe, and 66 per inch in the solid weft stripe. Printed design of alternating wide blue and narrow creamy white vertical stripes. The deep bright blue stripes are printed with a design of clusters of roses in tones of warm browns and reds. The white stripes have a small figure which suggests a brocaded pattern. Designed to be worn over a matching dress. Worn in the southeastern US by the donor's mother-in-law. Probably of American manufacture.
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Object Name
Shawl
shawl
pelerine
ID Number
TE.T13422.000
catalog number
T13422.000
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Francis C. Browne
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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