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528 Old Sindh Odhana Abochani Shawl Silk Embroidery on Fine Base

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Antique Sindh Abochani Phulkari Shawl.

Glossy silk embroidery on a fine base that appears to be silk (but I am not certain).

Densely embroidered field.

As the base is very fine, there are minor spots of distress most likely caused by a human tug that put pressure on the weave. Stains present.

The back has the markings on the textile that are used as guides to lay the embroidery stitches.

A fine piece overall.

Minor holes / repairs / stains / tears in a few places

Estimated to be pre-1900

133 x 200 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.


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