CIRCA 1890-1900, MAGNIFICENT SILK CANTON EMBROIDERED SHAWL
CIRCA 1890-1900, MAGNIFICENT SILK CANTON EMBROIDERED SHAWL. I think this is one of the most beautiful shawls I have come across. The cream silk thread used is luminous!! Circa 1890-1900, this hand embroidered shawl has everything, perfect workmanship and a truly wonderful design. The blue-turquoise silk is superb and the combination of the hand embroidery with the finest cream silk thread is quite wonderful.The scale of the large heirloom cabbage roses at the center of the shawl, the elegant floral swags around the edges and the deep glistening Macrame silk fringe all around the edges ,all this is perfection. Measuring approx.64-65" with additional 27-28" for Macrame fringe. A few small minor spots,MINOR, this shawl was rarely used and is in very good strong condition.