Kohistan Embroidered Textile panel with gorgeous colors
Most likely used as a turban.
One of the two ends has a pattern that is different from the rest of the textile
Superbly executed motifs. In my entire collection of Kohistan / Swat textiles I have yet to come across motifs that are so elaborate and unique. This piece is an ethnographic & archival treasure that deserves to be studied further.
Estimated to be from the early/mid 1900s
Has some discoloration on the back
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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