|Object ID #||1956.001.002|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1850|
|Year Range to||1880|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
Large, square striped and fringed silk shawl. 1860s? There is a tasselled fringe all around the perimeter. The fringe is made of criss-crossed bundles of golden brown threads, which are bundled with tight black thread bindings. The pattern has a central white with black stripes weave. The black stripes have a width of 0.5 cm, while the white stripes are 1.2 cm wide.
Around the edges of the shawl, before the fringe, there is a purple border which is 6 cm deep.
The silk is hemmed on its non-selvedge sides with purple thread in long, running (basting) stitches.
|Provenance||Likely dates between the 1850s and the 1870s. It may have belonged to Maria Armstrong (neé Maughan) or Mrs. George Snider of Owen Sound, Grey County.|
|Collection||Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's|
|Dimensions||W-160 L-160 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Armstrong, John & Maria
|Function||The size of the shawl suggests that it was draped over full skirts, as well as one's shoulders.|