A wonderful find! From a convent in SW France, this is a huge collection of beautiful handmade silk roses. Made by the nuns, these would have been used for communion crowns and wedding crowns. There are 20 crumpled silk roses, found wrapped in two French antique letters - one dating to 1787 (the letters are included). The roses date to around 1890. The 8 larger roses are 8cms (3 inches) in diameter, the 12 smaller 5cms (2 inches) in diameter. Each rose is backed with tarlatan. Perfect for all manner of couture, millinery and creative projects.