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Maroon Carriage Fabric Ornament

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Maroon and gold, Historic Area ornament featuring carriage, Colonial Williamsburg script on reverse, Fabric, 5"W, Handmade, WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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Decorate the tree with an elegant fabric rendition of an 18th-century carriage, one of the Historic Area's most charming attributes. Visitors can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides through the quaint streets of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area in brightly-painted coaches like the one depicted here. This fabric ornament is handmade using Zaridosi embroidery, a term that translates to "sewing with gold." A traditional South Asian form of embroidery that was once reserved for royalty, today it will sparkle on your tree the way the silks of colonial gentlewomen would sparkle in the glow of sunlight. The Randolph Carriage fabric ornament was named after a favorite Williamsburg home. The deep red Peyton Randolph House is one of the oldest, most historic, and without doubt most beautiful of Colonial Williamsburg's original 18th-century homes. The west wing of the impressive house has stood at the corner of Nicholson and North England Streets since about 1715. Among the historic figures that took shelter in the house were General Rochambeau and the Marquis de Lafayette. Fabric ornament is handmade by a charity in Thailand that supports disadvantaged women by helping them work from home. Imported.

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