Superb Wedding Shawl from Swat Valley
Hand-spun cotton, handwoven un-dyed khaddar cotton base, hand-embroidered with silk floss.
Superbly execute stitches that make it look like the silk has been pasted on to the base cloth.
Minor color run, a few usage related stains and general discoloration.
Old textiles from the Swat valley are very rare to come by.
Estimate to be from the 1920s - 1950s
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.