Hand-assembled Princess lace wedding shawl, c.1900
The shawl is fashioned from white cotton, very fine tulle. The edges are finished with a graceful scalloped border. Textiles requiring so much hand finishing cannot be reproduced today at a reasonable price.
The design artfully combines rounded princess lace motifs with traditional tape lace; all are expertly hand-appliquéd on a fine net ground.
I love the ethereal, gossamer floral pattern! In the 4th picture down, we see how the delicate tendrils joyously curl outward from the flowers, as if in anticipation of the nuptial vows.
The condition is excellent. It is clean and ready to use.
It measures 19 1/2" wide by 116" long.