Vintage Italian Bedspread, Blue-on-blue Rayon and Cotton, 97"l. x 87"w.
It's hard to find a vintage Italian wedding bedspread in predominantly blue shades, and this is in excellent condition! It's a true robin's egg blue with darker turquoise embroidery and shimmery silver white accents. I had trouble dating it as it's heavier than the post-WWII pieces and not reversible, as many from 1940 on were. I'm putting it in the 1930s. This has been laundered by yours truly, resulting in a bit of shrinkage of the fringe, giving it a fitted appearance. This has fringe on three sides, and what I initially thought was a flaw in the fabric is actually a purposeful element of the design. The only flaws are a tear in the fringe, likely caused by me, and a very faint spot, second to last photo. There were some other tiny ones but I think they disappeared with laundering. As my readers know, I highly recommend these as door and window coverings, furniture and table coverings, and wall hangings in addition to bedspreads. Dry clean or gently hand wash in cold, hang to dry.