Antique Victorian Mourning Shawl Ring Knit Wool with Hairpin Edges
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is an intricately constructed shawl, rather unique in its design, with hand knit intersecting rings in wool in combination with hairpin lace-like edges. I have provided a number of close-up photos of the work- it is quite impressive. I believe that this would have been worn by someone mourning the death of a loved one during the Victorian age.
Sizing: The shawl is rectangular in shape, measuring 46” by 52”, including the protruding edge shapes.
Condition: It is in excellent condition with no noted defects, maybe a couple of small breaks, really nothing - this looks like it saw little use and was well kept over the many years.
This is a beautiful piece of work - being black, it is not immediately recognized for what it is, an incredibly complex shawl that would have taken a very long time to complete!