Hand worked tamboured shawl, in the style of 'plumetis' embroidery. Along two edges, rows of eyelets border undulating garlands of folksy flowers, with a larger spray including a hear motif in the main corner.  Small floral sprigs are dotted over the rest of the machine made two-twist bobbinet.  It is likely that this piece was made near the Flemish/Netherland border.  The edges have been simply hemmed.

Condition is good for its age, but there are quite a number of small holes in the net and some small repairs.

19th century.

Quite a bright white colour with a few faint marks.

Measures approx. 103cm x 101cm (40 1/2" x 39 3/4").


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Tamboured Lace Shawl    #Tam41