Superb double sided embroidery on turban end panels and borders.
Pink Silk floss used
Rarest of rare Swat Valley pieces
320 x 33cm
End panel with the double sided embroidery is 80 cm long
Worn by men as a turban at important ceremonies
A turban is also the symbol of one's honor and is symbolic of a man's pride. It is the most important dress item of a man. Social Code requires that the turban be treated with respect and conversely any disrespect to the turban may be perceived as an insult.
Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s
Literature Reference: John Gillow's book showcases a similar turban with double sided embroidery
Condition appears to be perfect
But this item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage may be present in the form of minor stains, tears, repairs, thread loss etc.
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.