I think they may be silk embroideries from vintage cigarette cards, like these ones on eBay?
Yes this is what they are Carolyn thank you .
Also wondered - might they have been woven to be made into ring-pulls - like in big old-fashioned houses with lots of servants?? Upstairs-Downstairs type?
From the reverse they look machine made.
Possible from lengths of linen ribbon made for borders?
They are gorgeous Lisa. Not sure what they are though. Beautiful. x
Looks like hand embroidered linen , I think they are gorgeous I would use in slow stitching and add to clusters or fabric covers also to decorate
Don’t know what they are, an appliqué possibly, but they are gorgeous , reminds me of the postcards and cards sent in the First World War.
Wow they look gorgeous. What a wonderful find. Not sure what they are, maybe for appliqué, maybe samples. Unable to tell if they are machined or hand embroidered. Depending on the size and if they are big enough they would make lovely little handbag coin or bits and bob purses. Did it give any clues in the description when you bought them?
No they didnt no what they are I can’t tell if they are machine done or not they are small .will add a close up pic next to my phone can see size then.