Paisley shaw. We call these “worteldoek” freely translated that means carrot cloth, the name came from German farm workers who travelled from Germany and had in these kind of cloths their belongings and tools to harvest carrots. The noble picked up on the patterns and made them fashionable with Kashmir patterns hence the paisley shawl. Eventually they had all kind of use; behind the coat rack in a triangle form to keep the chalk from the coats. And of course as a shawl.
This one is a almost square cloth. In excellent condition. Approx 33″ or 84 cm tall and 35″ or 89 cm wide. Signs of use. Fringes bit irregular.