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Object Name Shawl
Catalog Number 1982.22.13
Date c. 1900
Material(s) Wool;
Dimensions H-62.5 W-59.5 inches
Description This shawl is square in shape. It is woven with fine red wool warp and many colors of wool thread as weft including red, white, yellow, green, blue, black, turquoise, olive. The shawl has a solid red center and an intricate design on the edges. The edge design is has stylized floral with curvy shapes like paisleys and a pointed arch. The side edges have a narrow floral border and are raw with a green edge. The top and bottom edges are cut with the weft yarn loose like fringe.
Notes Lucy H. Hughes was born August 12, 1830. She married John W. Hughes in September 1849. They had children Walter, Esther, Harry, Russell M, Conrad, and Lydia. She died December 29, 1910 in Louisville. Lucy and John's, Russell M. Hughes, was the father of the donor.
Collection Russell M. Hughes Collection
People Hughes, Lucy
Subjects Shawls
Search Terms Louisville (Ky.)
Jefferson County (Ky.)
Kentucky
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS