Trial piece for shawl

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Trial piece for shawl

This is a trial piece for a square shawl made around 1835 by Gibb and MacDonald of Edinburgh.

The pattern is for a border shawl of exotic flowers, their stems creating a sinuous design, with smaller borders either side of tiny floral motifs. These side borders have black warp and wefts. Shawls like this are often called Paisley shawls, although strictly speaking this name should only be used for shawls actually made in Paisley.

Shawl-making started first in Edinburgh in the 1790s. Gibb and MacDonald were producing shawls of high quality from 1804 to 1836.

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Online ID: 000-100-049-431-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1994.20
Date: Around 1835
c. 1835
Material: White wool ground with trailing floral pattern in red, pink, maroon, mid blue, navy blue, white gold, green and black
Dimensions: 1635 mm L x 200 mm W
What: ICOM Number: F 2.1
Shawl piece
Subject: European Costume : female costume : outerwear
Who: Gibb and Macdonald, Edinburgh (Maker)
Description: Shawl piece for a square shawl with one border of trailing floral pattern: British, Edinburgh, Gibb and Macdonald, about 1835
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