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Ideal for regency and victorian re-enactment this is just the sort of shawl that was being imported from India during the early 19th century and was the ultimate fashion accessory of the regency era. Empress Joshepine is rumoured to have had hundreds and I can quite understand why!!. Only the very wealthy could afford such luxury, a real status symbol of the time. If you have ever watched the recent Andrew Davies adaptation of Jane Austens 'Sense and Sensability' and suffered a bit of shawl envy like I have then this is just the ticket. This will complete your regency evening ensemble perfectly and ensure your the envy of all the ladies in attendance.

Sourced directly from India. Beautiful hand embroidered navy blue pure buttery soft silk chiffon antique shawl/stole. Featuring stunning pure metal hand embroidery in a scattered worked gold spot with gold zardozi work, gold zari work, yellow glass beads and yellow bugles beads along with floral and traditional paisley design along all four sides of the stole.The sewing techniques and incredible workmanship are exactly the kind that was used at the time and just cannot be found in modern replicas. This is a truly unique item.

These beautiful items I am told have so much pure metal threadwork in them that many are being being burned and melted down for the pure metals worked onto them so this is a fantastic oppurtunity to own and increasingly rare piece of history and a true heirloom piece to pass on.

I highly recommend clicking each image once selected to get a larger view of the images and a clear view of the detailed work.

LENGTH -84 inches/213.4 cms/7 feet/2.33 yards/2.13 meters

WIDTH -41 inches/104.1 cms/3.4 feet/1.13 yards/1.04 meters

Please note this is an vintage textile and despite being throughly checked for any defects it is at least 70 yrs old and cannot be expected to be in the same condition as modern mass produced items. The condition on inspection is excellent.

I have seen these wonderful shawls selling in a local shop that specialises in antique asian textiles retailing for between £80 - £200!!!

If you have any questions or would like further photographs do feel free to get in touch.

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Antique Indian Shawl/Stole. Regency Style MUST SEE. Navy Blue Silk Chiffon. Hand embroidered/beaded, gold metal threadwork.


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: gold thread, beads, glass beads, silk chiffon, sequins
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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