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Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK

Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK
Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK

Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK   Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK

Direct from a UK estate sale, this. Antique Paisley shawl either was made in India or possibly English/Scottish make via the UK. The only expected wear is in areas of the multi color fringe. My daughter holds it up to show the size. The square was used to wear over the full dresses of the 19th century.

Superb coloring with no rips or pulls or any moth type wear! Beautiful item; my mom had an identical one she inherited from a family friend in Scotland and sadly it was snapped up years ago at a yard sale!

(She did not realize the value of these shawls)! This one is an allover paisley design front and back, with a fringed border. Very typical design of the period.

Shawls of paisley design were in fashion in Europe from around 1780 to the 1870s. Up until around the 1820s when the Jacquard loom was introduced into Paisley, weaving was a cottage industry. This particular shawl can be seen in an image of a woman wearing it over a dress circa 1865 in an article of Victoriana and shawls. There is an excellent story about these shawls on the site.

This is a circa or just pre-civil war item most likely. These shawls were embroidered and printed from Kashmir, Persia, India to Europe as well as the demand grew. Pashmina shawls are of the highest quality of pashmina goat wool from Kashmir India. Cashmere or Kashmir shawls are made of wool from Cashmere goats.

European makers realized the potential of this market and Britain led the way. They imitated Kashmir shawls on hand looms in the late 18th century.

By 1805 Paisley (location in UK) designs created an attachment to the hand loom that allowed for five yarn colors which better imitated Kashmir shawls. When they were able to copy the Kashmir shawl designs the price for a London repro was around 12.00 English pounds as opposed to 70-100 for an original Kashmir shawl. Needless to say the market was excellent.

These shawls worked much better than a coat over the wide crinoline dresses of the mid 1800s. The top was folded down in the back in a triangle, the front usually caught with a brooch. They were often worn to church. As this shawl came from England, I don't know if it was made in INDIA or made in the UK. Regardless it is a beautiful example of the height of fashion of the day.

Gorgeous item to display on your sofa, chair or piano. Thanks for stopping in and see my many other unique items, mainly antiques from Dolls to Porcelain items with a few misc. All items very well packed and insured, high priced items WILL require signature.

The item "Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK" is in sale since Thursday, January 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Other Antique Textiles". The seller is "oldblackdog" and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Color: Reds black with multi fringe
  • Material: wool
  • dimensions: 177cm x 170cm


Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK   Antique 19th C Kashmir/Paisley Crinoline Shawl 5'10x 5'8 SUPERB cond. Fr UK