Vintage Italian Bedspread, Embroidered Cotton and Silk Blend, Iridescent, Mint Condition, Reversible, 94"w. x 106"l.
This beautifully crafted WWII - era Italian Wedding Bedspread appears to have never been used, which always haunts me with these, since they were sent home by American soldiers to their sweethearts. Did she pack it away, keeping it too precious to use? Did he come home? Did they marry? Whatever happened, this was stored so beautifully there isn't a mark on it, not a stain, age spot, tear, fray or odor. The cotton yarn fringe looks brand new. The fabric is a vibrant silk embroidery in a floral pattern on a silk and cotton blend, golden-pearl background, with a very subtle sheen almost impossible to photograph. These make wonderful wall hangings and are quite strong and durable. This is a fairly large piece, measuring 94"w. x 106"l. including 3" fringe on three sides, and is reversible (last photo). Shown on a king mattress.