Collection DC 080 - Paisley Shawl Designs II

Key Information

Reference code

DC 080


Paisley Shawl Designs II


  • 1840s-1850s (Creation)

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6 Items

Content and Structure

Scope and content

A collection of 6 mounted boards with hand-drawn, hand-painted designs for shawls, featuring the Kashmir cypress cone or 'Paisley' pattern.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.


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Archival history

Custodial history

Probably acquired by Glasgow School of Art to be used as teaching aids.

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Language of material

  • English

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Physical Description

Designs are hand-drawn and hand-painted on paper and have been mounted on board for conservation reasons.

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DC 039 comprises very similar Paisley shawl designs.

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Collection Historical Note

These designs would have been transferred to woodblocks for the printing of shawls. The designs would have been devised by freelance designers or in-house by a shawl manufacturer for sale to manufacturers. it is thought they were used by tutors at The Glasgow School of Art as teaching aids.

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  • Catalogued by Michelle Kaye, Archives and Collections Assistant, 10th January 2013. Archives Hub description updated by Michelle Kaye, Archives and Collections Assistant, 16th January 2013.
  • Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, June 2014.
  • Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.


  • English



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