Outstanding wedding shawl Odhana / Abochani yellowed with age from the Sindh region
Made for the bride over several years in the same manner as phulkaris.
Glossy silk embroidery on thick base cloth
Off-white cloth yellowed with age with red silk & green flowers.
Has a few 'fumtu' or floret-tassel embellishments attached to the flat front face that add a third dimension. Also has mirrorwork.
Has stains, missing mirrors, tears and several repair patches on the back to cover up holes & splits. One hole has been artfully covered using crochet in work that is as beautiful as the main embroidery (last photo).
Estimated to be from the late 1800s - very early 1900s.