624 Rare Antique Swat Valley Wedding Textile Art Double Sided Embroidery

Rare example of Double Sided Embroidery from the Swat Valley

Superb example using age-softened silk floss in deep red colors

Typical Swat Valley motifs seen

Great ethnographic example of a Bridal shawl from the region

The white field has signs of hearty usage. 

Shawl sized

Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s


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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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