Rare large mourning shawl has embroidered peacocks at each corner as well as many large roses, florals, butterflies and bird motifs.
Embroidered with black silk cord in satin stitch in the style of early 20th century Chinese shawls.
This is a large textile measuring 56 by 92 inches.
Black silk crepe shawl has no ornamental fringe in keeping with mourning etiquette in the 19th early 20th century.
Excellent unused condition with tiny hand rolled finish on the two ends of the shawl.