Early 19th Century Lame & Net Shawl

An amazing early textile that is as profoundly beautiful as when it was produced. Fine black silk net has been completely edged with a real metallic thread and a fine metal cording. Edged on all sides with delicate hand work to create a stunning floral design. The use of the heavier cord and the lighter almost gossamer feeling thread create two tones of silvery-gold. A remarkable example of early hand work and stunning!

Hand made silk net shawl with fine hand work to make the metallic thread edgings. I find two tiny breaks in the net.

84" x 23"

Item# A168

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This item is in sound, as found condition

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