Superb double sided embroidery
Ceremonial Textile from the Shia Community of Pakistan / Afghanistan
Silvery white silk on a magenta cotton-mix base cloth
The front and back (covered with a backing) of the textile display identical embroidery and are almost indistinguishable from each other.
Such work is very very rare
Estimated to be from the 1950s - 1960s
Rectangular panel - size to be added
Has some stains
135 X 50 cm
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.