Antique 1920s hand-embroidered silk piano shawl with fringe. These garments were originally meant just as their names suggest: as a protective covering for pianos. The piano shawl became a luxurious sex symbol of the Jazz Age, and was worn in various iterations as a peignoir or dressing gown, a fine shawl, or even an evening wrap. They are increasingly difficult to find and this one takes the cake. It is a sumptuous textile with bright, happy colors. This century-old piece is in remarkable condition, with intact fringes and supple silk, and will make a stunning addition to any collection. Minor spots and wear to due to age.
50 x 51" square
18" fringe length