Metallic and coloured thread antique Czech embroidery/weaving. Rare piece and very old.
This is a very old and rare piece of weaving/embroidery with coloured threads and metallics (the heavy gold metallic thread runs thoughout and there is lots of it) on a hand-woven hemp or linen ground.
I would estimate it to be from 1850 or earlier. It's possible that it may even be 18th century.
Much of the original coloured threads have now worn away, but the piece is still gorgeous, and very evocative. It's substantial and quite heavy and still very strong and usable.
40 cm wide * 88 cm long.
This would look beautiful framed and displayed, or it could form the centerpiece for a wonderful project, there is plenty for a pair of cushions/pillows.