Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Superb Dense Manila Manton – Cantonese embroidery
Made in Canton, China in 1880-1900
Antique shawl with soft colored embroidery on white silk base
Profusely embroidered with figures and scenes
Excellent piece for use as a style accessory or as a collectible!
Also known as Piano Shawl, Fringed Flapper Shawl & Flamenco Shawl.
*In the last image the textile is shown as a wall-hanging for illustrative purpose only using a cropped image. Therefore the size is not proportional to the real 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.