Vintage Scottish Thistle & Purple Emperor Butterfly Woven in Silk Matted in Wood Gold Frame Made in England
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. I have a few in my own home (shown in last photo) and adore them!
This silk details a the butterfly named Purple Emperor fluttering amongst thistle. It is beautiful!! The detail is remarkable!
The Art: Framed under glass with a gray-green mat and gold wood frame
Measures: The overall framed size is 10 1/2” x 6 5/8”
Condition: Gently used if at all, the small sticker can be taken off the glass front. There are no significant signs of any damage. There may be some minor wear around the outside of the frame