Vintage English Woven Silk Blue/Lavender Speedwell Flowers Matted in Cream Frame
This beautiful Speedwell 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 small bouquet of Speedwell. The detail is remarkable!
The Art: Framed under glass with a cream color mat and frame
Measures: The overall framed size is 7 3/8” x 5 7/8”
Condition: Gently used, no significant signs of any damage some minor wear around the outside of the frame.