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Shawl Collection

Background imageShawl Collection: Rainbow illustration, by Arthur Ferrier

Rainbow illustration, by Arthur Ferrier
Illustration of a glamorous lady wearing a rainbow as a shawl

Background imageShawl Collection: Suffragette Cat In Hat and Flag

Suffragette Cat In Hat and Flag. A cat wears a large picture hat and a flag in WSPU colours, purple, white and green, fastened as a shawl with VFW badge

Background imageShawl Collection: Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume 1908

Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume 1908
A group of seven Welsh girls in traditional costume. One of them holds a large doll on her lap, and three are holding baskets

Background imageShawl Collection: Welsh women road builders, South Wales

Welsh women road builders, South Wales
A group of twenty Welsh women road builders in Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales, holding their spades. They built the road to Hook in 1903-4 to facilitate transport to the colliery

Background imageShawl Collection: Suffragette Lancashire Lass Arrested

Suffragette Lancashire Lass Arrested. A Lancashire lass in clogs and shawl being Escorted Through Palace Yard by two burly policemen

Background imageShawl Collection: Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran

Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran. Date: 1910

Background imageShawl Collection: Kashmir Shawl Dress 1810

Kashmir Shawl Dress 1810
Red evening shawl dress created from a Kashmir shawl has short puffed sleeves & is worn over a habit shirt. She carries a green shawl & wears a pearl bandeau in her hair. Date: 1810

Background imageShawl Collection: Ulster 1914 - Patriotic Postcard

Ulster 1914 - Patriotic Postcard
Patriotic Postcard from Ulster, 1914 depicting an Ulsterwoman with a gun, standing up for the British flag and her views as a Loyalist Unionist

Background imageShawl Collection: Princess Alice of Great Britain & Grand Duke Louis of Hesse

Princess Alice of Great Britain & Grand Duke Louis of Hesse
Princess Alice (1843-1878), third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert pictured here around the time of her marriage with her husband Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse-Darmstadt

Background imageShawl Collection: Mother Shipton Soap

Mother Shipton Soap
An advertisement for Mother Shipton Soap showing a Wise Woman sitting with her basket of sparkling white linen - almost as white as her pet cat!

Background imageShawl Collection: Semi-veiled woman at Muscat, Oman

Semi-veiled woman at Muscat, Oman

Background imageShawl Collection: Dressing Shetland Shawls

Dressing Shetland Shawls
Women from the Shetland Islands dress Shetland wool shawls on large racks Date: 1908

Background imageShawl Collection: Mrs Sullivan of Covent Garden Market

Mrs Sullivan of Covent Garden Market
Mrs Sullivan, or Auntie of the Garden, a famous character in Covent Garden Market who earned her living from looking after the carters whips

Background imageShawl Collection: Swinging Fashions C. 1810

Swinging Fashions C. 1810
White robes: sleeves with a double puff, scalloped hem & worn with boots, a net cap & a fringed shawl tied at the back or with vandyked hem & pantelettes

Background imageShawl Collection: Italian dentist - Naples

Italian dentist - Naples
Postcard entitled Neopolitan Customs ! An elderly lady about to have one of her teeth removed courtesy of the dentist and his rather serious-looking pair of pliers!! Date: circa 1910

Background imageShawl Collection: Minnie Duncan music hall coster act

Minnie Duncan music hall coster act
Minnie Duncan of the music hall double act Duncan and Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey). Wearing coster costume of long black skirt with full-length white apron, shawl and large hat with ostrich feathers

Background imageShawl Collection: Advert for Treasure Cot baby specialises 1930

Advert for Treasure Cot baby specialises 1930
Treasure Cot store devoted to mothers babies and children, with a selection of baby clothing, robe, dainty long flannel gown, shawl and a hand knitted carrying cape

Background imageShawl Collection: Algeria, North Africa - Beautiful Moorish Woman

Algeria, North Africa - Beautiful Moorish Woman. Date: circa 19010s

Background imageShawl Collection: Suffragette Flora Drummond Tartan

Suffragette Flora Drummond Tartan. Flora Drummond (1879-1949) wearing a tartan shawl, arm raised, may be doing The Highland Fling Probably taken when Scottish suffragettes welcomed Mary Phillips

Background imageShawl Collection: A Parsi woman at a fire altar

A Parsi woman at a fire altar
A Parsi (Zoroastrian) Indian woman at a fire altar, worshipping Zoroaster Date: 1906

Background imageShawl Collection: Cossack Trousers 1820

Cossack Trousers 1820
Furry top hat, cut-away coat with long narrow tails, fawn colour cossack trousers, red under-waiscoat, shawl waistcoat, fob ribbon, watch seals & chain & tie-pin

Background imageShawl Collection: Esther & Haman (Bible)

Esther & Haman (Bible)
Queen Esther and Haman, described in Esther VII

Background imageShawl Collection: Bunty Pulls The Strings by Graham Moffat

Bunty Pulls The Strings by Graham Moffat. First of a set of six cards by artist E. Chandler. Each card is edged by a green and blue tartan border

Background imageShawl Collection: Algerian Belly Dancer

Algerian Belly Dancer
Traditional Algerian Belly Dancer. Date: circa 1907

Background imageShawl Collection: Gentle, loving, good, wearing the rose of womanhood

Gentle, loving, good, wearing the rose of womanhood
" Gentle, loving, good, wearing the rose of womanhood" by Emily Mitchell Stride. Date: 1883

Background imageShawl Collection: Welsh woman in traditional costume on a donkey

Welsh woman in traditional costume on a donkey
A young Welsh woman in traditional costume, riding a donkey sidesaddle. This was the usual form of transport at the time -- for example

Background imageShawl Collection: Bosnian Market Scene - Sarajevo

Bosnian Market Scene - Sarajevo
Market Scene in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

Background imageShawl Collection: Forty Winks by C. E. Wilson

Forty Winks by C. E. Wilson
A dear old lady in a mop cap, spectacles and a tartan shawl has fallen asleep at a table in the middle of reading a newspaper and sewing a patchwork quilt

Background imageShawl Collection: Young Native American girl

Young Native American girl
A very young Native American Toddler, wearing a shell-adroned shawl, fantastic patterned trousers and moccasins

Background imageShawl Collection: Punjabi Muslims - North-west Frontier Province

Punjabi Muslims - North-west Frontier Province - an area of South Asia spanning from central Pakistan to north-western India

Background imageShawl Collection: Somebodys Cup of Tea by David Wright

Somebodys Cup of Tea by David Wright An elegant woman takes her breakfast in bed

Background imageShawl Collection: Costume / Orange Seller

Costume / Orange Seller
London characters: an ORANGE GIRL offers her wares to passers-by in the street, a valuable source of vitamin C if they only knew it

Background imageShawl Collection: Killarney Cart Woman

Killarney Cart Woman
An old woman with a donkey cart counts her change whilst walking through the rainy streets of Killarney, Co. Kerry

Background imageShawl Collection: Two Ladies Walking 1853

Two Ladies Walking 1853
Brown dress: Greek key design border, blue waistcoat, tie & black hat with plumes; black dress: skirt en tablier, caraco body, scallop shaped cuffs & basques & a paisley shawl. Date: 1853

Background imageShawl Collection: Beirut, Lebanon - Young Fruit Seller

Beirut, Lebanon - Young Fruit Seller
Beirut, Lebanon - A delightful photograph of a young Fruit Seller Date: circa 1904

Background imageShawl Collection: Woman in exotic shawl

Woman in exotic shawl
Back view of an elegant woman wearing a dazzlingly colourful exotic shawl with long fringing

Background imageShawl Collection: Music cover with Scottish harpist

Music cover with Scottish harpist
An unidentified music cover depicting a female Scottish harpist wearing a tartan shawl and medieval costume. The emblem at the top contains the Latin words, Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

Background imageShawl Collection: James Hogg / Roffe Eng

James Hogg / Roffe Eng
JAMES HOGG Scottish poet with his dog

Background imageShawl Collection: Fur Trimmed Wrap 1928

Fur Trimmed Wrap 1928
Blonde model in a fur trimmed wrap / jacket in a highly ornate fabric which like her dress is based on ethnic or archaeological textiles. Her shoes are in silver kid

Background imageShawl Collection: Four young women walking along a street, London

Four young women walking along a street, London
Four young women in Central London walk together down a street, passing an older woman. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageShawl Collection: Four costumes representing Maytime Modes. Suggestions

Four costumes representing Maytime Modes. Suggestions for dancers both on and off the stage, 1928, Top left: sophisticated simplicity - a gown of black satin crepe

Background imageShawl Collection: The bird-charmer in the new Tuileries Gardens, 1880

The bird-charmer in the new Tuileries Gardens, 1880. Two fashionable women in the new Jardin des Tuileries near one of the famous bird charmers. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageShawl Collection: Costumes of the Berbers, North Africa, early 19th century

Costumes of the Berbers, North Africa, early 19th century, including woman in traditional hayek shawl. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageShawl Collection: Birthday Card design - Glamour, Pin-Up, Woman on Telephone

Birthday Card design - Glamour, Pin-Up, Woman on Telephone. Date: circa 1950

Background imageShawl Collection: Archetype - Personification of Wales - Traditional Costume

Archetype - Personification of Wales - Traditional Costume
Archetype - Personification of Wales - Full Traditional Costume. The Prince of Waless feathers is the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales. The leek is another popular Welsh symbol. Date: 1903

Background imageShawl Collection: Young Berber from Egypt

Young Berber from Egypt
A Young Berber boy from Egypt, North Africa

Background imageShawl Collection: Illustration of a shawl with Singer machine embroidery Date: 1920s

Illustration of a shawl with Singer machine embroidery Date: 1920s

Background imageShawl Collection: India - Shawl weavers in Cashmere early 1900s

India - Shawl weavers in Cashmere early 1900s



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