Every once in a while…., OK, that’s wrong! Pretty often, I come across something that, while it’s not one of the many particular items that I usually buy, I still find irresistible. So it was when I stumbled across this shawl at a local flea market.
Seeing the way this 1920’s era shawl drapes from the table, you can get a little bit of an idea of the heavy, soft, buttery-supple consistency of the silk. And woven in is a gorgeous paisley pattern in gold thread.
This is a beautiful example of some of the fine textiles that came over from China in the 1920’s – nothing like the cheap, mass-produced goods of more recent years. I’m not sure whether it was actually used as a shawl or to drape on a piece of furniture, but it’s lovely and lush with its 15 inch silk fringe. Obviously never really used, and I can’t do it justice, so off it goes to my eBay store.