Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • shawl, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cloth, ribbon
  • Object Length/Width: 142 x 105.5 cm length is measured with blue over red
    Object Length/Width: 55 7/8 x 41 9/16 in length is measured with blue over red
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6734

The two lengths of cloth are sewn together to form a long shawl. One is a transparent dark blue, the other is a transparent red. Each piece is edged with purple ribbon on three sides. The seam is embellished with a light purple ribbon in the center, red ribbon over the dark blue cloth and dark blue ribbon over the red cloth. There are yellow and light green ribbbons down the center of the light purple. There is red zigzag topstitching.