Old Bridal Tunic from Swat Valley
Simple floral motifs
Silk Floss embroidery on black handwoven cloth
It appears to be unused as the stitch at the neck is still unbroken.
The sleeves and the hems have been hand stitched entirely. Base cloth is handwoven.
Length 105 cm
Chest; 128 cm
Estimated to be from the 1950s
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.