Deco style cut velvet shawl, 1970s
This wonderful Deco style shawl features the simple flattened shapes and graphic complementary color scheme that were important elements of design in the early 20th century.
In this later interpretation, the bold contrasting colors, purple and yellow, have been softened to lovely pastel shades. The variegated shading between the two colors adds subtlety to the contrast. The velvet is cut to a sheer ground of silk chiffon.
The shawl is finished with an 8"-wide border of hand-knotted silk fringe. One side of the fringe is lavender; one side is yellow; and the other two sides are a mix of lavender and yellow.
This is a light-weight, easy-to-wear shawl.
The condition is excellent. Buy it and wear it!
It measures 60" square including the fringe.