Absolutely stunning reclaimed
remnant from 1840s French shawl.
Use as trim to make your own gorgeous and exotic shawl, scarf, hat or any garment you'd like to make extra special.
The British and French shawl industry began in the eighteenth century with the reproduction of high quality hand-made imported Kashmir shawls from India. The Indian shawls, made of cashmere wool from goats and sometimes of antique manufacture were expensive gifts for women, often to celebrate a betrothal or wedding, which acted to feminise the exotic and soon became heirlooms. They frequently appeared in nineteenth-century fiction as a metaphor for luxury, taste and old wealth.
(From website https://artisansinscotland.wordpress.com/paisley-shawl/)
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