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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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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