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Swansea Valleys Welsh Shoulder Shawl 7924

£ 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.


97 x 92 cm
38 x 36 inches
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