SOLD -- 1870s Victorian Jacquard Loomed Woven Wool Paisley Hooded Shawl Cloak
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Wrap yourself in Victorian comfort and elegance in this beautiful jacquard shawl cloak.
These beautiful paisley shawls were in fashion for nearly 100 years -- from the 1780s to the 1870s -- and during that time millions were woven, embroidered and printed in various locations around the globe.
Inspired by the colorful woven shawls of Kashmir, these stunning Victorian masterpieces were produced economically and for the longest duration in Paisley, Scotland -- hence the print becoming synonymous with its place of origin.
As was occasionally custom of the time, this beautiful shawl has been transformed into a fashionable coat, which surely kept a lady warm during those chilly carriage rides. These coats are becoming a rarity these days.
Shawl has been folded over giving the wearer a double thickness of material. A hand-knotted silk cord with tasseled ends is attached at the neckline to fasten the jacket. It looks as though the cord was attached by hand by a novice and not professionally done.
Unfortunately, this coat has been a feast for moths. It has numerous holes throughout. Due to the double thickness of the coat, some holes are less noticeable than others. Tassels are two different lengths, which may or may not be the way it was designed. It is still wearable with the flaws and is bargain priced because of the condition. In good to pristine condition, these rare coats sell for $500-$2,000.
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