Superb double sided embroidery on turban end panels and borders.
Thick and heavy luscious embroidery on borders and end panels done extremely neatly
Silk used - main color is deep red with accents in pink, yellow, green and blue.
Rarest of rare Swat Valley pieces
304 x 39cm not including the yellow fringes
Each end panel with the double sided embroidery is 120 cm long - therefore 2/3rds of the piece is covered with embroidery!
Worn by men as a turban at important ceremonies
A turban is also the symbol of one's honor and is symbolic of a man's pride. It is the most important dress item of a man. Social Code requires that the turban be treated with respect and conversely any disrespect to the turban may be perceived as an insult.
Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s
Literature Reference: John Gillow's book showcases a similar turban with double sided embroidery
This item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage may be present in the form of minor stains, tears, repairs, thread loss etc.