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Object ID # 1959.035.003
Object Name Shawl
Title Paisley Shawl
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 1840s?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Scotland
Description This is a large, printed Paisley shawl, with an ivory coloured interior covered in a repeating oval-shaped design. There is also a pink, red, green and blue wide Paisley-patterned inner border and then green narrow outer border. Shawl has kelly green fringe on short edges only.
Provenance Brought from Langholm, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, by Mrs. Thomas Armstrong, c. 1849 (Margaret Armstrong). She was a farm wife who lived at Annan, in Sydenham Township, and died Nov. 25, 1899, age 76. The shawl was given to her daughter Margaret (Mrs. James Reid), and Margaret in turn gave it to her daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. John Gillies).
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Textile/Dye
Dimensions W-151 L-320 D-0.3 cm
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Armstrong, Thomas & Margaret
Subjects Clothing & dress
Search Terms Sydenham Township