Heavily embellished Kohistani Wedding Shawl with Abbasi Embroidery rendered in cheerful colors
Lots of metal embellishments of different shapes at the edges that create a tinkling sound with movement.
Every motif has a beaded border - this extravagant level of bead work in the main field is unusual.
Superfine Abbasi embroidery in the central medallion. This type of work wraps the embroidery thread around a single thread of the base cloth. The time invested in creating the motifs is astonishingly high.
Beaded panels along the edges.
Has glitter tiklis in the field
4 Beaded triangles at the corners to attach two layers together
Floral printed backing
208 cm x 156cm
Estimated to be from the 1970s