Monday, September 01, 2008

what i'd do for love

paisley shawl2
Found this shawl in an antique shop and decided to break the bank just a few days before going to Japan, years ago. It's a real MCcoy jacquard weave and althoughl i don't wear it every day it's a pleasure to look at .It also serves as stroking therapy :D

paisley shawl1
Here's a photo of the central motif which leads me
to believe the shawl was woven in Norwich in
in the mid 1800's.

And for those of you who love textiles here's a wonderful blog full
of historical and sociological references. Enjoy.

neki desu

1 comment:

  1. I would have spent the $$ too! What a treasure. And I totally get the 'stroking' therapy! Gorgeous.


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