852 Old Assam Silk Gamocha Woven Textile

Beautiful Silk GAMOCHA shawl or Wrap from Assam in North East India.

 

Off white field with red supplementary thread weaving on the pallo ends. Gorgeous selvedge.

 

Silk softened by age and usage

 

The ends have been finished in the traditional way

the loose threads are tied into artistic knots to form a fringe.

 

Assam weavings are rarely seen outside Assam as the production is very limited and all the production gets consumed in the home state itself.

 

The few that reach other markets are among the most expensive handlooms available in India.

 

Very elegant.

 

A gamocha was gifted to Duchess Kate on her visit to Assam in April 2016

 

Estimated to be from the 1980s

 


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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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