Square shape with the most amazing hand tied/knotted macrame silk strands that make up the 23 fringe on 4 sides of the shawl. I have included many photos for you to have a nice look. Please view the photos as this is part of the description.
The Embroidery & Fringe on this Shawl is amazing. It is very heavy excellent quality.
This shawl is in nice antique condition.......... There are no stains-or holes there are a few very very faint spots-nothing that distracts and does not show in the photos-what looks like a spot in the 7th & 8th photo is just the way the light is hitting the silk.
Mantones de Manila (piano shawls) were made in China and brought to the Europe and USA via the galleon trade. Although not a Chinese tradition, these shawls were made in China to meet European demand. The trade of these beautiful silk shawls started in the 17th century and reached its peak in the 19th century. The old piano shawls reminiscent of the galleon trade are treasured in wealthy European and American homes, and are passed on as heirlooms to the next generation. This wonderful item would be spectacular on display-on a table or a bed- worn out for the evening or for a wedding.MEASURES ROUGHLY- 109" x 109" square includes 23 of fringe along all 4 sides. Thank you for shopping Forever Chic Textiles! Vintage clothing is worn/pre-loved and has sometimes been in storage for a number of years. I will describe any flaws that I notice. All vintage clothing is bound to have a trivial flaw here or there. Majority of pieces I list are between 30 and 80 years old and will have normal wear indicative of their age. I may miss something super minor that does not effect the overall look of the piece in any way. I want YOU to enjoy the unique and lovely pieces that I offer to you.
Our merchandise is collectible and is not new and has lived a long and eventful life. We do not launder or dry clean unless stated in listing, and most times have been in storage for many years picking up old age storage oxidation spots.
Remember antique fabrics most always has some sort of flaw from being around so many years. Every effort has been made to describe our items as accurately as possible including flaws and imperfections to the best of our ability. We mention any marks or stains that are noticed, in the listing.
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Circa dates are approximate and not guaranteed, but dated according to some referencing and our experience. Circa means "about the time" and usually references a 10 year period. If you need more time please just let me know. The item "Exceptional XL Piano Shawl Antique 1900-1920s TURQUOISE Silk Hand Embroidery" is in sale since Friday, January 18, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery". The seller is "mlquilts07" and is located in Burnsville, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.