Full size southern style applique ribbon strip shawls at Sharp's are hand and locally made. Each Ribbon strip is made from either wedding satin or taffeta. Designs are sewn onto the background colors with a serger to prevent fraying as much as possible. Completed ribbon strips are then backed with a thin lining and sewn onto the poly-gaberdine. Making our shawls this way is beneficial to the wearer because if something should happen to the gaberdine such as getting torn, snagged or soiled beyond cleaning, the ribbon strip can easily be removed, dry cleaned and sewn onto another piece of material. This shawl is finished with 14" chainette fringes.