Vintage 1950s Italian Ricamo a Mano White Cotton Tablecloth with Bird and Leaf Embroidery in Shades of Orange, Yellow and Green. Ricamo a Mano is not a company but Italian for Hand Embroidery.
This is just a beautiful set and I know that my photos don't do it justice. Soft and sheer cotton linen with a scalloped orange/coral edging and hand embroidered birds and leaves. The birds (possibly colorful egrets) grace each corner as well as the top 4 in the main design. Small leaf details are along the edges. All of the birds have one black eye, with exception the one shown in the main pic. A perfect summer or spring tablecloth!
Set includes: 1 Tablecloth, 12 small napkins and 12 large napkins
There are 12 small napkins, measuring 7.5" square and 12 larger napkins measuring 15.75" square. The smaller napkins seem like cocktail/appetizer napkins and the larger napkins are the size of dinner napkins. The napkins have only the edging and the leaf design.
The tablecloth measures 112" long by 66" wide. The 4 bird focal design measures 60" long and 26" wide with the corner bird/leaf designs measuring 15.5" by 11.5".
Some of the larger napkins were never removed and the entire set has been professionally cleaned. There are only a few 2mm droplet stains, very light and only noticeable under close inspection. There is one very faint, approximately 1"stain on the side and one very faint 1/2" stain on the top. None of the napkins show any signs of staining.
The first photograph gives a good idea of the vibrance of the embroidery. The 7th photograph show the entire design and I do apologize for the fuzziness on that picture. Tablecloths are not a norm for me but this one was just too beautiful and in such wonderful condition, that I couldn't pass it up!
Excellent condition in original packaging.
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