1745 Antique Hilltribe Shaman Shoulder Cloth - Textile Art
Antique Hilltribe Shaman Shoulder Cloth - Textile Art with inscription
This ritual textile is draped around the shoulders by the priest during rituals.
Contains a Inscription / protective blessing
Embroidered at both ends.
Edge embroidery done to protect the selvedge
Amazing hand spun cotton
Frail condition with several repairs
Tassels appear to have been replaced but the current ones are also old.
Estimated to be from the late 1800s
This superb example of hilltribe textile art deserves to be in a museum for all to enjoy!
19 x 214 cm excluding the tassels
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.