Rare Antique Wedding Shawl from Nuristan or Swat Valley
Hand spun cotton, handwoven and hand embroidered
Exquisite delicate flower motifs all over the field rendered in a style typical of Nuristan textile art
Superbly done pallu end-panels and selvedge borders done in a style typical of Swat Valley
3 narrow panels (narrow because the looms were narrow) embroidered and then handstitched to form the larger shawl.
The white portion has yellowed with age. Some signs of usage including minor stains and distress spots.
Estimated to be from the 1920s-1940s