624 Rare Antique Swat Valley Wedding Textile Art Double Sided Embroidery
Rare ethnographic example of 'Double-Sided Embroidery' from the Swat Valley
Swat shawls are rare - but in all my years of collecting, I have only seen two such examples.
Superb example using age-softened silk floss in deep red colors
Great ethnographic example of bride's nuptial shawl from the vanishing culture of the region
The white field has signs of hearty usage.
Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s
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.