C. 1880-1900,LUMINOUS CANTON ANTIQUE SILK SHAWL W/FIGURES,PAGODAS,ROSES. A wonderful luminous cream silk Canton shawl with a beautiful design and excellent quality embroidery. The design is profuse and practically covers the entire shawl. The shawl measures apprx 65" with 21-22" silk Macrame fringe all around, so in centimeters it is 165.1cm with additional 53.34cm for surrounding Macrame fringe. On one side of the shawl  there is a elaborate landscape filled with bridges, graceful trees, florals,vine and figures in traditional Chines costume.It seems either to be a courting couple of perhaps more regal, it could be a lady of nobility being offered homage with courtier at the side and ladies in waiting in other areas and there are large roses surrounding this superb design. On the other side of the shawl  there are large heirloom roses with meandering vines, flowers and leaves. this is a superb shawl, excellent hand embroidery and wonderful design. In very good condition, a few light marks that just need some spot attention,minor in relation to very good quality. The silk floss embroidery shines against the backdrop.A beautiful shawl in every respect. (Item #AS80)