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A hand-embroidered shift from Swat Valley

A hand-embroidered shift from Swat Valley


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960: Item # 1216217

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This is a woman's shift ("kurta") from Swat Valley, Pakistan. It measures 125 cm from one sleeve extended to the other; the gusset measures 24 cm; the bust 57 cm. From top shoulder to bottom hem it measures 91 cm. The sleeve opening is 17 cm. The embroidery technique is pink and red floss silk on indigo-dyed and black cotton depicting geometric shapes typical of the embroidery of the Swat Valley. Condition of this textile is excellent. Estimated age: mid to late 20th century.
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