Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Superb Manila Manton
Made in Canton, China 1880-1920
Antique shawl with multicolor silk embroidery on a black silk ground,
Profusely embroidered with flowers, figures,Pagodas, and animals and scenes from life.
DOUBLE SIDED EMBROIDERY makes this spectacular!
Excellent piece for use or as a collectible!
The size is approximately 80 to 90 inches across including the fringe.
Also known as Piano Shawl, Fringed Flapper Shawl & Flamenco Shawl.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.