Antique Hilltribe Shaman Shoulder Cloth - Textile Art
This ritual textile is draped around the shoulders by the priest during rituals.
Contains a Inscription / protective blessing
The embroidery seen on the ends is very finely done with unique motifs.
Edge embroidery done to protect the selvedge
Amazing hand spun cotton
Frail condition with several repairs
68inches x 10.2 inches (not including the fringe)
Estimated to be from the early-mid 1800s
This superb example of hilltribe textile art deserves to be in a museum for all to enjoy!
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.