917 VINTAGE KOHISTAN BLACK SHAWL TEXTILE

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


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