Woman with Shawl is dedicated to the women of the Caucasus that Tsvaygenbaum grew up with in Russia. His grandmother, mother and many women in Caucasus wore traditional shawls. They were very colorful with their various displays of beautiful patterns. He still remembers how much he liked it when his grandmother and mother wore those colorful shawls. The painting Woman With Shawl depicts his memory of the women he grew up with and always loved.