What a stunning piece of art AND craft!
A hybrid textile that memetically straddles two worlds ... The motif is from Caucasus region and the execution in silk embroidery is from the Swat Valley. A great lead to the exploration of history ...
Superb example of a bridal / dowry pillow case from the Swat Valley.
Silk on Handwoven Cotton.
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.