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Posted 4 years ago

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Tamaralynn
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I know very little about this other than it is very old. I have never ever seen anything like it at all. It is a 3"x4" piece of material of a little girl and little boy that look lost and scared in the woods. My camera doesn't take the greates pictures but in real life it looks like an actual photograph. I have seen tapesties before but nothing can compare. It came from some great grandparents that received many gifts from their friends Mr. & Mrs. Boeing. I am truly impressed and amazed at how it was made. Anyboy out there know anything about it? and its value?

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  1. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 4 years ago
    A quick google search for "antique silk picture" turned up very similar items, and this info:

    Woven silk pictures -- possibly French, late 1800s -- or possibly a new item -- according to http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/antique_linens_retired/32082 -- which says:

    French woven silk pictures, resembling fine black and white etchings, were quickly shadowed by English pictures, which were produced in brilliant colors. The colorful silk pictures by Thomas Stevens, called Stevengraphs, are the best known and highly collectible.
    Another major weaver of silk pictures was Neyret Freres of France. Neyret Freres is best known for exquisite silk interpretations of whimsical paintings in black and white with shades of gray, and occasional accents of color. In the late 1990's the firm began producing additional copies of a few of the original designs, using stocks of original silk thread.

    It's a pretty little picture, and I am sure it has sentimental value. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Find smilar items here: Ruby Lane Home > Antiques > Textiles, Linens > Stevengraph -- http://www.rubylane.com/antiques/,id=4.16.7.html
  2. Kathysseams, 4 years ago
    Perhaps from the story of Hansel and Gretel?
  3. I. Racz, 3 years ago
    I have the same silk picture and have been trying to find out it`s worth
    mine is framed and is about 7.5 by 12.5 inches.
  4. bexrex, 2 years ago
    I purchased the same item 25 years ago from an older gentleman who spent time in Germany/Austria. I can't remember what he called them but I believe they were local to an area in Germany.
  5. chinablue chinablue, 2 years ago
    My first thought when I saw it was Hansel and Gretel.
  6. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 2 years ago
    I've got this too, my one has the Initials NF on the bottom left. Is yours the same?

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