A treasure from Vivian

Vivian has been cleaning out her parents’ apartment.  Vivian’s mother was born in Austria and came here before the war. Vivian’s mother kept stuff. Lots of stuff.

 

Vivian had asked me to sort though the textiles in her mother’s collection. there were tons of table linens. There are also wonderful bits of hand work.

 

I almost fell over when I saw this shawl.  Vivian was ready to just give it to me. I thought it was too valuable for her to just give to me and suggested that we find an appropriate buyer.

 

The lining is shredding, but is easily replaced. Isn’t it spectacular???

vivian shawl front

vivian shawl back

vivian shawl1

vivian shawl damage

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