Antique exquisite hand embroidered Canton silk shawl, dating to the late 19th century. Made for export and beloved by the Spanish market. The embroidery is lavish in design with gorgeous large florals in expert high quality dense and fine hand embroidery, the stitching done at angles with each other to reflect light, giving the shawl a luminous quality, all done on an ivory silk, with decoratively knotted fringe on four sides. This shawl has a few clusters of small age related spots and one coin sized spot, we have not tried to clean.
Measures 62″ square with additional 16″ fringe.