Outstanding wedding shawl that is made for the bride over several years in the same manner as phulkaris.
From the Sindh region.
Superb glossy silk embroidery on fine silk base
Usually such pieces are on cotton. Silk is not a common material making this an unusual piece.
Densely embroidered field.
Unusual use of black making it a one-of a kind piece.
Very good condition.
Estimated to be from the late 1800s - early 1900s.
I rarely make statements like this but this piece is likely to be among the top 5 antique Sindhi shawls in the world today and will hold it's own when compared to the top suzanis of the world.