This shade can only be created by a very talented sewer. Its complexity must be appreciated for there are so many layers of silk layered upon each other and smocked in the center creating a harlequin of color. This oval measures 7in x 10in top, 10in x 14.5in, 10.75in slant. It has a brass washer spider and requires a 9in harp. Perfect for figural lamps, old Chinese porcelain, English Barley candlestick lamps... Classic. (it is much lighter lite than in the picture)
Smocking is an embroidery technique in which the fabric is gathered or pleated, then with decorative stitches hold the gathers in place.