2017.COU.001—Black Wool Shawl


Black shawl, wool, woven with diagonal line and floral border with eight-point stars in corners, overall waffle-weave in center, fringed edges. Worn by Lorraine Coute’s great-grandmother, Francesca Cambra, the mother of her grandmother Hortense (Cambra) Coute. Family lore is that the shawl was worn by Francesca Cambra on the boat from the Azores to the United States prior to 1940, willed to Lorraine from her aunt, Mary (Coute) Hanks. In the collection of Lorraine (Coute) Beaumont.

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Black shawl, close-up view with star detail
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