Vintage English Woven Silk Mallards in Flight Bird Picture Matted
This beautiful picture is by Cash’s, an English ribbon weaving firm since 1846. Over 100 years ago the Free Trade Bill was passed which put thousands of ribbon weavers out of work and forced them into poverty. One mill owner began making silk bookmarks and pictures using the same looms and skills needed for ribbon making. They became popular and collectible are today still sought out for their unique beauty.
This silk details a pair of Mallards in flight. The detail is remarkable!
The Art: with a gray-green mat and description on back, ready to frame
Measures: The overall size is just shy of 7” x 5”
Condition: used, no significant signs of any damage to the silk, there is some wear around the mat board
Pardon my little photo bomber😂