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Title: Shawl
Identifier: 980.10.1
Donor: Dorothy Evans
Item Date: 1880 1890
Creation Date: 2012
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Black machine made lace shawl with lace collar, sewn together by hand. Floral patterned lace with lower and upper edges curved and straight side edges. Scalloped border sewn to 3 edges. Interior lined with black net. Black satin-like collar sewn directly opposite exterior collar. Bands of this satin material show through under collar. Hook and eye clasp at upper corners.

A shawl is an extremely simple item of clothing, loosely worn over the shoulders, upper body and arms, sometimes also over the head. It is usually a rectangular or square piece of cloth, often folded to make a triangle, but can also be triangular in shape to begin with. Other shapes include oblong shawls. Source:
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