We call these “worteldoek”. Freely translated that means carrot cloth. The name came from German farm workers who travelled from Germany over Europe. They had in these kind of cloths their belongings and tools to harvest the carrots. The noble picked up on the patterns and made them fashionable as Kashmir patterns, hence the paisley shawl. Eventually they had all kind of use e.g. behind a coat rack, in a triangle to keep the chalk from the coats. And later on as a shawl.
Gorgeous antique Dutch Paisley shawl/table cloth. Typical Dutch folklore item. Usable on both sides. Not sure where it is made of. There are a few fringes missing. Or a lose treat, see pictures. Overall in very good condition.
- Approx. 47 1/4″ or 120 cm long and 47 1/4″ wide or 120 cm. Fringes not included! Small hole on the edge, see picture.