Superb Dense Manila Manton
Made in Canton, China 1880-1900
Antique shawl with multicolor silk embroidery on a black silk ground,
Size: 63" x 59".
This most likely had a typical knotted fringe, but a previous owner had it removed.
Profusely embroidered with flowers, figures, buildings, and animals.
There are a variety of scenes.
In the inner border: bathing and cleaning an elephant, a farmer and his water buffalo, a foo dog, a deer.
The central square area enclosed by two borders: figures in a variety of activities, driver and passengers in a car—very rare depiction in shawls, a rickshaw driver and a passenger, a steam boat, fish, a dog, birds in flight, a mother and son and a horse, soldiers, tall buildings, factories, boys playing with a ball.
If you look carefully above the boy near his mother and a horse, you can see a train car/wagon.
Excellent piece for use or as a collectible!
Also known as Piano Shawl, Fringed Flapper Shawl & Flamenco Shawl.
PRICE ON REQUEST
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.