Superb French vestment/liturgical embroidery dates from the late 19th century. Silk, linen and gold METAL threads have been tamboured onto fine silk file fabric with a heavy linen backing. Very fine silk threads are used as well as thicker gold metal to outline the many stylized floral patterns of flowers leaves medallions and other designs. Size is 21 inches at the widest by 44 inches long. Excellent antique condition with pin marks in the center medallion where something had been removed.