Malagasy Silk Lamba Shawl

$2,381.40

Very rare Malagasy silk shawl, vibrant multicoloured silk striping, from the Merina people of the Antanarivo region.

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Description

FR645 – Very rare Malagasy silk shawl, vibrant multicoloured silk striping, from the Merina people of the Antanarivo region. Bought in France from a colonial family, this Bombyx silk cloth dates from around 1900-1920, as indicated by the aniline dyes and the fringing. Very few Malagasy cloths from this period survive in private hands so this was an exciting rare find. In excellent pristine condition.

Measures 83 ins x 55ins, 211 cm x 140 cm.

All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)


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