200+ year Wedding Shawl/Piano Shawl
OK, now I'm getting into the cedar chest & ran across a box. On the outside was a note written by Gpa dated 10/1997, right now. This is Grandma Giordano's Wedding Shawl. This is WELL over 200 years old. And her full name.
I think it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL & HUGE. I had been looking on line for Wedding Shawls & was finding nothing that looked like this. Found much lighter weight, not as interesting or what looked like table clothes. THEN I ran across Piano Shawls. WAY BACK THEN DID THEY REALLY WRAP IN A PIANO SHAWL FOR THEIR WEDDING? Why would you cover a piano? Did pianos get cold? LOL! Is there a difference in a piano shawl & a wedding shawl? However, it does have some condition issues. There are a couple of 1-2" splits on a couple folds. I need a REPUTABLE RESTORER for the satin fabric. I'd love to get it repaired & somehow display. Or unless something like this should be kept in storage. What is the proper method for storage for something of this caliber? I think I'd be struck dead or at a minimum haunted by at least Gpa if sold. Or would something like this even have a value with the splits?....NO, gonna have to keep. My listening ears are on for ANY & ALL advice. Thanks in advance. Katrinka