Superb motifs in silk on a cotton cloth from the Swat Valley.
May have been a shawl or a turban.
Estimated to be from the early 1900s.
Has minor color run as is often seen in Swat valley antique textiles
Could be used as a style accessory or as a wall hanging.
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.