Norwich antique stole of Kashmir design (262 x 77cm)

£ 480.00

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262 x 77 cm  //  8ft 7” x 2ft 6”

This all silk stole replicates an earlier Kashmir shawl of the very late Mogul period. The Norwich production employed both silk and fine worsted worked with Jaquard looms, which employed a punched card organising method of weaving to produce the pattern - the method being perfected in 1805 France. Charles Babbage was a fan and the system inspired him to create his famous analytical machine, the first modern computer.

• circa 1850 (Norwich, England)

Ref. 16884

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