Shawl or possibly a bonnet veil; it is made of a very fine, machine knitted net, and looks like silk to me.  It is translucent, and at the borders there are 5 thin lacy stripes woven into the fabric and an unusual central panel of large holed mesh.  Something of a rarity.

Condition is very good for its age; there are a few small snags and I can only see a couple of tiny holes.

Early to mid 19th century.

Black in colour.

Measures approx. 213cm x 73.5cm (84" x 29").


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Black Knitted Lace Shawl    #Mach61