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A hand-embroidered wedding shawl from Indus Kohistan

A hand-embroidered wedding shawl from Indus Kohistan


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1950: Item # 1210062

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Measuring 63 x 88 inches (160 x 224 cm), this hand-embroidered wedding shawl from the remote region of Indus Kohistan in northeast Pakistan is estimated to date to the mid or late 20th century. Worked in extremely fine cross stitch and satin stitch in silk thread in interlocking geometric motifs and embellished with beaded edges, a textile such as this may take up to six months to produce. This shawl is embroidered on a black cotton ground and is in excellent condition.