Price (non-member): $95.00
Price (member): $85.50
Treat yourself to hand-loomed luxury, while accessorizing with elegance and style. This Tangier Shawl weaves jewel-hued yarns of pure merino wool in accordance with centuries-old techniques. The resulting contemporary design is mesmerizing in its appeal. Soft and light, this Tangier Shawl also makes an ideal travel wrap. 100% pure merino wool. Imported. 80"l. x 26"w.
This Tangier Shawl is inspired by a design in the vast collections of the Cooper-Hewitt. The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration was founded by the three Hewitt sisters and opened on May 26, 1897. The granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper wanted to create a museum that would function as a visual library of design, serving to educate and inspire artisans and designers. Today, housed in the historic 1902 Andrew Carnegie mansion in New York City, this contemporary museum is now known as the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The textile collections contain a wide variety of woven and non-woven pieces, including tapestries, jacquards and a large number of woven costume accessories. This Tangier Shawl represents the breadth of woven fabrics and patterns found in the collection.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.