Vintage cotton/linen cloth with hen and rooster embroidery

€ 22,50

Nice vintage hand woven cloth in cotton/linen with hand emboidery and woven embossed "stripes". The embroidery symbols, a hen and rooster, refer to a couple's occasion like a farmer's engagement or wedding; Ground color  and fringes in off white (not pure white) color, with a cross-stitched hand-embroidery in light blue and pink of hen & rooster, plus floral lanes at both ends. Below these lanes are a couple of "embossed" woven piqué stripes of a thicker structure in the ground thread and color and it has tied fringes in a special pattern on both ends.

Size is 130 cm high and 70 cm wide.

It comes in a good, clean state, no stains, just irregularities belonging to this type of fabric quality; hand-woven in old-fashioned rather course linen and cotton, Italian countryside, in-house woven on a handloom, estimated in the 1960's.

It can be used for all kinds of purposes or decoration, in the past these cloths were often used as vineyard tablecloths and such.  It would make for a very original and personal gift for a couple's engagement or wedding. 

All the vintage textiles I have sourced with love over the years are checked thoroughly by me for flaws and stains and described to my knowledge. Age and heritage location are mostly unknown and had to be estimated. These are all one of a kind vintage textiles in natural yarns, mostly hand-woven on household looms, often come with hand-embroideries and are sometimes in unused, new state (from dead stock for instance) and sometimes used, but always in a good state.  Irregularities in thread, embroidery, fringes etc. are part of the caracteristics of these items (for instance neps in the yarns) and cannot be considered as flaws. If there are any visable and noticible spots, stains or flaws they are described and photographed as best as possible, of which I keep all pictures. So the state in which the items are packed and send, is the state documented here and cannot be the reason to send back items. Although off course I am always willing to find a solution when an item is somehow disappointing.  

These unique items are made with a whole lot of love in bygone era's and are gradually becoming more and more rare to find. They are made of natural fibres like linen or hemp and cotton, the quality of which is equally rare nowadays. Because these are vintage items they are ALWAYS sustainable and make for a perfectly conscious gift for all kinds of occasions, also for yourself....