Wedding Shawl from Swat Valley
Hand-spun cotton, handwoven un-dyed khaddar cotton base, hand-embroidered with silk floss.
This piece not only has a unique octagonal medallion, it also has the most stylised and colored flowers & leaves in the borders.
Some usage related stains and 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.