Shawl is a triangle. Longest edge is 50" long, Measuring down from the middle to the widest part is 18" long. This is a very soft, probably from the Silk and Rayon, shawl with a 2.25" ruffle. It is very feminine. Close it with a shawl pin or a broach and you have quite a statement. This is a nice weight. It is somewhere between heavy and light.