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Swansea Valleys Welsh Shoulder Shawl 7924

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£ 75.00

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A beautiful Welsh Shoulder Shawl in excellent order . Believed to be from the Swansea Valleys ( and is typical of the region ). A lovely combination of peach and fawn with threads of turquoise, peach, burgundy and pink finishe with a twisted fringe . A lovely piece of Welsh textile heritage- a perfect gift .

 

Part of Welsh costume The 'siol bach'  (small shawl ) is also known as a shoulder shawl . In the past it would have been folded into a triangle and pinned with a thorn.  Worn by both men and women

Very early shawls were in plain colours with fine over check but towards the end of the 19th century   checks became more common.

Specifications

1920-30
Swansea
97 x 92 cm
38 x 36 inches
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