Market Lavington Museum

A cotton shawl

The third and final item in our small box of scarves is this colourful piece of printed cotton material, measuring about 101cm x 96cm.

It has pinky red stripes alternating with a navy, pink and green pattern, somewhat akin to a Paisley design. Although one edge is rather frayed, it has been neatly hemmed round with tiny machine stitching, so is not an unused remnant of material.

We imagine it was used as a shawl and dates from the late 19th or early 20th century.