Heavily Embroidered Silk Piano Shawl: Canton, China 1910
A large, heavily embroidered polychrome silk piano shawl or manton produced in Canton, China in the early 1900s for the fashionable European market.
The black silk ground is covered with expertly embroidered multitudes of flowers and birds, including exotic birds of paradise. It is finished with a luxurious long hand knotted fringe.
The shawl has a wonderful drop when being worn and would be perfect for a special occasion. Coukd aldo be used in an interior setting, draped over a piece of furniture, or hung on a wall.
In excellent antique condition.
124cm X 158cm + 65cm fringe