Shetland lace was the mainstay of the Shetland knitwear industry during the nineteenth century. Arthur Anderson, one of the founders of P & 0 Shipping Company, introduced Shetland shawls to Queen Victoria and from there it became de rigeur for ladies of fashion to wear Shetland shawls and stockings.
The finest, cobweb lace is used in heirloom shawls and delicate lace scarves and is so light and fine that shawls are reputed to pass through a wedding ring.
|H1||Shawl||£ 412.50||H2||Lace Shawl||£ 159.50|
|H12||Scarf||£ 60.00||H2A||Lace Shawl (with plain centre)||£ 128.75|
Scarf also in black
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