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1259 Antique Bakhnoug Shawl - Textile Art Masterpiece

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Bakhnoug Wool Wedding Shawl


Spectacular geometric and abstract motifs. They form an alphabet through which declarations of belonging, of faith and messages of goodwill and hope are expressed. 

Chenini Vilage, Tunisia

Chenini is an ancient settlement perched high on a hilltop ridge that was used mainly as a fortified granary by the local Berber Nomads.

Mid 1900s

3' 8" x 6'6"

These textiles are very important to the family and so rarely available commercially.

LITERATURE EXAMPLE: A similar example may be seen in 'North African Textile' by Spring & Hudson on page 63



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.


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