Vintage large black satin Chinese piano shawl, Canton Manton De Manila with multicolour embroidery flowers
Antique black satin Chinese piano shawl, Canton Manton De Manila with multicolour embroidered flowers
Spectacular huge vintage black satin piano shawl with long knotted silk fringe on all sides and absolutely jam packed in a riot of embroidered silk roses and flowers. Originally piano shawls were used in the Victorian era to drape over pianos to protect them from damage- a very nice decor item. Later in the 1920s they became popular as a clothing item. I love the riot of colour and flower shapes and the pretty little embroidered flowers and leaves along the edge. Beautiful knotted silk fringe sets it off nicely. Circa 1970s. Wear it or use it for your decor.
In excellent condition - the black satin fabric is excellent- black and shiny and I cant find any physical faults. A couple of small faint marks- see if you can find them! The embroidery is virtually perfect - beautiful colour and plentiful- absolutely covered in flowers. Fringe very good and as far as I can tell all threads intact.
132cm (52") square with rounded corners plus another 18cm (7") of fringe all around.