Please see my other shawls also listed. A stunning CHINESE cream SILK piano shawl (Manton de Manila). Hand embroidered with a dramatic array of brightly coloured birds, flowers and parrots. In coral; orange; pink; blue & mauve.
A unique and colourful design! It features a hand knotted border with a long , generous fringe which is intact and has no knots. The embroidery is so fine and accurate. It is hard to tell the difference between the front and the back of the shawl. The reverse side has the same quality of hand embroidery - only sign it is the back is the hem and a couple of end threads.Good - not perfect - antique condition. No missing embroidery, no damage to the stitching or knotted borders. Water stains & some light marks.
Couple of pin holes - only noticed when held up to the light. Does not detract from the overall look.Silk is strong and hangs beautifully. This beautiful piece would make a wonderful statement at any formal occasion - Mother-of the Bride; a ball; the Ballet; Theatre or Opera night. Fringe measures an additional 55 cm (22) in length.
This is a large piece- Total 220 cm (86) sq. W eighs a heavy 825. (1.8 lb) before packing. Please see the pictures close up... Showing the most significant areas.
While well cared for it has been in storage and does have a vintage scent. The detailed photos provided reflect the condition well and form an important part of the description. But have closed our shop and are.
Clearing the remaining stock and parts of our personal collection. Please save us as favourites to keep an eye on new items to be offered. They will not look brand new. The item "LargeANTIQUE SILK hand embroidered PIANO SHAWL Manton de Manila BIRDS reversible" is in sale since Wednesday, December 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Textiles, Linens\Embroidery".The seller is "lookwot_igot" and is located in The Entrance . This item can be shipped worldwide.