A magnificent manton de Manila shawl, extra large, of Ivory coloured silk decorated in a rich, bright sapphire blue hand-embroidered floral design. These beautiful shawls were originally from Canton, becoming popular in Spain, where their square shape was folded to form a triangle and worn around a ladys shoulders. The long fringe provided movement. Often also used to drape over grand pianos or sofas.
The vivid blue hand-embroidery of this shawl is such high quality its almost as beautiful on the reverse as it is the front - in fact it is hard to tell the difference (see last photo, which shows both sides together). Deep, heavy edging of hand-knotted (macrame) silken thread ending in extra long fringing. Condition - Has a few marks, a few broken embroidery threads and a few tiny holes, nothing major. 63 x 61 plus 22.5 knotted edging and fringe. PLEASE NOTE - This is a genuine vintage item which I have described as accurately as possible.The item "ANTIQUE VINTAGE 20s MANTON DE MANILA / CANTON / PIANO SHAWL, HAND-EMBROID SILK" is in sale since Wednesday, May 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Textiles, Linens\Embroidery". The seller is "mountaindevil" and is located in Lapstone, New South Wales. This item can be shipped worldwide.