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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