1920s Art Deco Egyptian Motif Metal Assuit Shawls (2)
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Directory: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Apparel: Pre 1930: Item # 99951
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Offered are two rare, gorgeous and huge Art Deco shawls, each measuring 7 feet long and 30 inches wide! Sold at auction in England as "Indian Wedding Shawls," these proved upon research to be assuit ... an Art Deco metal fabric that gained popularity at the time of the King Tut exhibition, along with all things Egyptian.
Extremely hard to find, these shawls have a base of off-white netting, around which were wrapped bits of SOLID METAL (gold, brass, copper or perhaps an alloy) hammered thin and cut into small rectangles.
One of these two is in virtually immaculate condition. The other sadly shows some holes and staining I hope can be repaired; if not, the large central panel is fine and could be framed or used for some smaller piece of apparel. Please click through for detail shot. To confirm availability, order or request additional photos, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - bearing in mind that photographing these is very difficult, due to their massive size and the metal's glare.
Insured U.S. shipping is complimentary and gift wrap is also free on request. Thanks for looking!