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Hand-embroidered Chinese shawl, c. 1920s. Made from black silk crepe with ivory padded satin stitch embroidery, the superbly designed shawl features a graphic floral design whose compelling verisimilitude nature herself would envy. Around each plump rose trail the delicate and caressing tendrils whose subtle sinuosities intimate an enigmatic and pleasing truth that we sense but cannot understand.

Mandala. Round Ornament Pattern. Vintage decorative elements. Hand drawn background. Islam, Arabic, Indian, ottoman motifs. - stock vector

These are really fun! I love the use of the stripey fabrics in these "Design Camp 2 - Sept. Blocks" by Linda Nussbaum.