A rare Waziri shawl with embroidery!
The remarkable thing is that the embroidery along the both narrow ends faces one side of the shawl while that along the long edge of the shawl faces the reverse side of the shawl!
The woven yellows in the end also add a very special contrast.
Clearly the creator emptied his / her soul into this piece while making it!
Has signs of a life lived with the original owners in the form of thread loss, fading and other minor condition issues.
Waziristan, North West Pakistan,
236 x 117 cm
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old
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.