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A silk-embroidered cushion cover from Swat Valley

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1980: item # 1181150

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A silk-embroidered cushion cover from Swat Valley

The embroidery of Swat Valley is renowned for its dramatic colors stitched against a black background. This cushion cover from Mingora in Swat is in satin stitch in a deep purple with pink highlights. The embroidery is silk floss thread outlined with yellow outline stitching on a black cotton background. There is one small tear on one corner of the textile. It measures 41 x 41 cm and is dated to the mid or late 20th century.

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