shawl

Shawl with metal strip embroidery. Fine rose fabric decorated with 6 petalled rosettes in couched silver-wrapped thread at regular intervals in half drops all over the cloth, each rosette with a green sequn at the centre. Borders also decorated with strips and petal shapes in couched metal thread, with fringing in the same material along part of the length; areas around the corners include a bouquet design in the same material.

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