Superb double sided embroidery
Ceremonial Textile from the Shia Community of Pakistan / Afghanistan
Silvery white silk on a cotton-mix base cloth
The front and back of the textile display identical embroidery and are almost indistinguishable from each other.
Such work is very very rare
Edges have been finished with a colorful beaded thread.
Created on two panels that have then been stitched together along the longitudinal spine.
Estimated to be from the 1930s-1950s
Size 65 x 65 inches
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.