Remarkable 1920s incredibly detailed and colorful hand embroidered silk piano shawl. The body of the shawl is a a strong, resilient black silk crepe covered with extremely dense floral embroidery, but band of color that create incredible depth of field. Finished with extremely long hand knotted silk fringe that moves with you as you walk. An incredible piece of wearable art; these shawls are commonly referred to as Canton shawls or Manton de Manila, depending on the style of embroidery. 

Near pristine condition with just a few loose threads. 

Measurements:

Embroidered portion 50 inch square

Fringe length 25 in

 

For reference, Aya measures 31/25/35 and is 5'8". 

 

This piece will ship fully insured.