All I can think of when I see this dark, egg plant purple shawl with white roses is "We planted white roses by mistake and.... the queen likes them red! Painting the roses red, we're painting the roses red!" Alice in wonderland fan or not this shawl is detailed but in a simplistic way. All white roses really contrast on the dark purple gaberdine. This shawl is full size and is complimented by 14" white chainette fringes.