A Chapter on Shawls
History of the shawl. The cashmere shawl is of a very soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat, of the highest quality made from Kashmir, India. We scarcely know a truer test of a gentlewoman’s taste in dress than her selection of a Cashmere shawl, and her manner of wearing it.
Beyond the Fringe- Shawls of Paisley Design
Difinitive article on the Paisley shawl. Paisley shawls were in fashion from 1790-1870. During this time millions were woven, embroidered and printed in Kashmir, Persia, India, Russia, USA and Europe, in France at Paris and Lyon, Austria in Vienna, in England at Norwich and in Scotland at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Paisley itself. It was the woven Kashmir shawls which first caught women's imagination, with European manufacturers quick to emulate by weaving or printing.
Outstanding shawls dating from the early to mid-19th century. Several passed down from one generation to the next. Some of the shawls were produced in Kashmir, India, and the others came from European manufacturers.
Fashion Print Timeline:
See hand colored antique fashion prints of clothing from 1850 to 1865.
Women's Fashions: 1811-1812
Evening gowns, day dresses, outdoor wear, hats and bonnets from the years of Pride and Prejudice, 1811-1812.