History and artistry of the Paisley shawl
When & Where
Dr Sheilagh Quaile presents a short history of the Paisley shawl industry (ca. 1805-70), including the shawls’ design and fabrication.
In the 19th century, the town of Paisley, Scotland, became famous for manufacturing shawls that imitated patterns from Asian textiles. Indeed, after about 1850, many English speakers associated the town’s name with the iconic, originally Persian motif, the “paisley.”
In this webinar, Dr Sheilagh Quaile presents a short history of the Paisley shawl industry (ca. 1805-70), including the shawls’ design and fabrication. Dr Quaile provides tips on how to identify different types of Paisley shawls and designs from different eras.
This presentation will be of interest to Scottish history enthusiasts and aficionados of fashion, textiles, and design alike.
Join Dr Sheilagh Quaile for a live c.45-minute illustrated online talk on 14 November at 6.30pm UK time, followed by approximately 30 minutes of questions from the audience. The registration fee includes on-demand access to the event recording (released the following day) for 7 days after the broadcast.
Please note that you should check with the event organiser to confirm details of times and location - Scottish Local History Forum is not responsible for the events hosted by Member Societies.