Lovely Antique French Linen Metis Dowry Sheet, circa 1900, thickly hand embroidered with the initials G.M. and with a ladder-work hem.
Nice, slightly rustic metis, creamy white in colour with some slubs running through it and lots of character, heavy weight fabric which makes it suitable for use as a bed cover, curtains, blinds, cushions etc.
Metis is the traditional French sheeting fabric and is a mix of linen and other yarns such as cotton, hemp or less commonly nettle. Given the weight and texture I believe this sheet to be a linen/hemp mix.
184cm x 260cm, the monogramme measures 14cm x 19cm max.