Remember how I said that the fabric for the 1813 Kashmiri dress wasn’t quite accurate?
Well, I’ve done some more research, and it turns out it is more accurate than I thought.
First, whilst I still can’t find an image of a dress made from a Kashmiri shawl that is darker than the cobalt blue of Salome’s (and I still think that one is at least half fantasy, though there are extent cobalt blue shawls, and at least one extent shawl-inspired dress in cobalt blue), I have managed to find an extent paisley shawl that is black:
It’s a European shawl in silk and cotton rather than a Kashmiri shawl in cashmere, and it’s from a few years older than my dress, but where there is one, there might have been more.
And the border? Well, my double border still doesn’t match any images of dresses made from paisley shawls or extent examples of dresses made from paisley shawls, but there are a number of extent shawls with very similar borders:
If only my wool had come in yellow rather than grey!
So all in all, I’m pleased that everything is even more plausible than I had thought!