Outstanding wedding shawl Odhana / Abochani yellowed with age from the Sindh region
Made for the bride over several years in the same manner as phulkaris.
Glossy silk embroidery on thick base cloth
Off-white cloth yellowed with age with red silk & green flowers.
Has a few 'fumtu' or floret-tassel embellishments attached to the flat front face that add a third dimension. Also has mirrorwork.
Has stains, missing mirrors, tears and several repair patches on the back to cover up holes & splits. One hole has been artfully covered using crochet in work that is as beautiful as the main embroidery (last photo).
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old
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.