This is a very unusual and quirky vintage textile.
It is a very large framed needlepoint tapestry - that features a rather naive stitched image of some colourful tropical fish swimming about in the sea or an aquarium.
There is an old label on the back saying that this was made by an artist called Rosemary Ross / S & L Manby - who lived near Wootton in Staffordshire.
It probably dates to around the 1970s or 1980s. It is a fine very large needlepoint work - which must have taken a long time to make. It is made up of lots of tiny stitches (as photographed). The colours of the threads are nice and vibrant with no signs of fading. It is in good vintage condition - and in the right setting will look just stunning.
Framed up it is a stonking 54 x 111 cm
I have another smaller needlepoint by the same artist in my store - which features images of freshwater fish.
It is rather kitsch - and would look fabulous hanging in a child's bedroom or nursery - or perhaps in a seaside cottage or holiday rental apartment as a decorative feature.
It is nice and clean with a glazed wooden frame.
It is being sold at a come and get me price of only £120 - which is a fair price for this quirky vintage textile - of exceptional size and date. You certainly won't find another like it.
Sadly - due to the size and weight of this item - it would have to be confined to local delivery in the Edinburgh area. The smaller needlepoint that I am listing could be posted to you in the UK.
FREE LOCAL DELIVERY IN THE EDINBURGH AREA. Please get in touch if you are interested.