Embroidered Shawl 1
Once the fashion must in streets of Victorian Madrid, these “manila” shawls became “mantas de cholitas” in urban Bolivia, as the 19th century ended. Every Aymara woman of means had one to show off and a black one for mourning. This machine embroidered piece is about 50 years old and has extraordinary hand knotted macrame fringe work. Dimensions 44″ x 60″ (excluding fringe). Cotton and rayon, dry clean only.