A beautifully decorated sun-faded Mushtia Wedding Shawl
From North Africa - Tunisia
Base color is a muted rust and the charming ornament accents are black with white. Note the dot matrix of rows and rows of white with a few black rows.
The uneven fading is probably a result of sun-bleaching from extended exposure.
Rare textile with immense character.
Wool. Accents are probably cotton.
220 x 115 cm
Estimated to be from the mid-1900s
Good condition. Soft floppy handle. Faded unevenly.
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.