Embroidered Linen Shawl
We're still researching the origins of this piece, but it is too stunning to not be shared. This piece has a soft linen ground which is hemmed in a scalloped shape on both short ends, and finished with cotton knotted fringe. There is identical embroidery on both short ends - it is mostly florals and ornamental leaves, with birds in the center of each arrangement. The polychromatic embroidery is done in mostly cotton, but the yellow gold is silk which adds dimension.
Circa: Late 19th - early 20th century
Origin: Unknown - possibly Greek?
Material: Silk and cotton on linen
Dimensions: 44" x 30" with 7" fringe
Inventory number: TX5272