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1920s Chinese Silk Hand Knotted & Embroidered Shawl

$ 250.00

Vintage 1920s

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Chinese export silk shawls were favorite evening accessories of the 1920s flapper. This beauty would be stunning over an evening dress; or drape the shawl over your couch where you and your friends can enjoy the embroidery art.

Made from a light and airy silk satin, the shawl is exquisitely hand embroidered with large bouquets of flowers on each end of the shawl. The high relief satin-stitch embroidery is simply stunning. There is a 12"-border of hand-knotted silk fringe that is also in beautiful condition.

History:
Fine hand embroidery was an art form in China before Marco Polo arrived there in the 13th century. Chinese export goods were still popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As interest waned after the 1920s, so did the quality of hand work. Modern copies produced in China today are of inferior quality.

Size and Shape: One Size Fits All. Rectangular shape.

Measurements:
12" Fringe
84" Length (not including the fringe)
29.5" Width

Condition: Excellent vintage condition with little wear. There is a small, very faint age spot/discoloration on one edge of the shawl (see close up). This is hardly noticeable due to the light color as well as embroidery that is on top.

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