Size: 115x115 cm (44.85x44.85 inches)
Natural silk shawl. Hand-made embroidery and fringes.
Black natural silk shawl with grey embroidering and fringes, hand-made by Bordados Foronda, the oldest embroidery factory in Seville. Since 1923, Foronda has embroidered shawls, mantillas (a variation of the veil, worn by women over their head on special occasions, particularly religious feasts), madroñeras, scarves etc., with artistry and craftmanship.
Note: The image is an example, colours and patterns may vary.
The Manila shawl is one of the most striking accessories of the flamenco dress. Nowadays its origin (Manila, capital of the Philippines, former Spanish colony) is lost in all but the name. Spanish culture has taken the Manila shawl and associated it unequivocally with flamenco.