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Russian silk shawl, Kupavno, Russia, 1804

Contributed by Tate House Museum

Admiral George Tate II, son of Captain George Tate of Portland, served in the Russian Navy for 50 years and was appointed admiral in 1793.

He sent this unique silk shawl from Moscow to Martha Slemmons Tate, his brother Robert’s wife, and their daughters in 1804. Woven at Prince N.B. Yusupov’s factory in Kupavno, Russia, it features a stylized foliate pattern in earth tones.

Remarkably long, it would have draped over the shoulders and hung low to the ground.

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  • Title: Russian silk shawl, Kupavno, Russia, 1804
  • Creator: Prince N.B. Yusupov factory
  • Creation Date: 1804
  • Subject Date: 1804
  • Town: Kupavno, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Silk
  • Dimensions: 297.18 cm x 55.25 cm
  • Local Code: 1980.57
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 774-6177
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