1350 RARE Unusual Antique Weddding Shawl Textile with Embroidery from Swat Valley

Swatti Embroidered Wedding Textile with rarely-seen self embroidery.

Bridal Shawl on thick cotton with Justai embrodiery on the end panels

The unique feature of this shawl is the "self" embroidery motifs seen in the main field. The white cotton thread that has been used to create the cloth has also been used for creating additional motifs in the blank white field. This is the only piece I have seen with such work.

Superbly done motifs and end panels.

The white field has yellowed and has minor stains.

Estimated to be from the 1920s

 

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This item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage are present in the form of minor stains, tears, repairs, thread loss etc. 

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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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