This is an absolutely exquisite Oriental Shawl dating from the 1920's. The shawl is made in gorgeous Oyster coloured silk that has been hand embroidered with birds and stylised floral motifs. The hand embroidery is very fine and in good vintage condition. The copper coloured thread that has been used around the outer edges has very slightly bled onto the silk over the years although this does not detract from the beauty of the piece. The back of the shawl is lined with silk and there are a couple of tiny foxing marks to mention for accuracy although again nothing too terrible. The fringe around the edge measures 5 inches in length and has been hand knotted. The shawl measures 35 inches by 34 inches with an extra 5 inches of fringing around the edges. It would be stunning worn with an evening dress or even could be used for a very opulent table covering for a boudoir.
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