1851 SOLD Vintage Indigo Mahmoudi Bakhnoug Shawl - Textile Art
Rare Dark Blue Indigo Bakhnoug
Dark Indigo Mahmoudi (woman's mantle) Bakhnoug Wool Wedding Shawl
Note the vertical edges with ornaments. Each strip has unique geometric and abstract motifs. They form an alphabet through which declarations of belonging, of faith and messages of goodwill and hope are expressed.
Wool with cotton supplementary patterns.
The piece is dyed after weaving and the cotton resists the indigo. Sometimes the cotton is not completely pure and does not resist the dye completely.
From the Berber people from the border of Tunisia and Libya
From the 1970s-1980s
185 cm long not including the tassels
Width is 97 cm on one end and other end is 89 cm
These textiles are very important to the family and so rarely available commercially.
Very dark midnight blue - almost black but not black. The earlier photos have been taken in bright light and the blue shows lighter than the shawl is. The last photo with the shawl on the furniture is the correct color.
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.