1072 Antique Figurative Kashmir Amli Pashmina Shawl

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Mesmerising figurative Amli Embroidery on a square shawl

The Subject could be interpreted as showing the life of a city under the protection of a powerful army. The shawl may have been created as a gift to praise the rulers of the time.

Figures contain:

3 elephants among the 130+ animals in the 130+ arches in the border

80+ soldiers

100+ people other than soldiers

Lord Vishnu seated in a Lotus,

Kings & Queens,

Musicians,

Snake Charmers, Hunters and Romancing Couples

165 x 165 cm

From the mid 1800s

Pieces of this condition are rarely found these days.

Superb find!

 

 

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