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1352 Antique Men’s Swat Valley Shawl Textile Embroidery – Pomegranate flowers

Outstanding Men’s Wedding Phulkari from the Swat Valley, Hazara district, Haripur area. This is the same region that is known for the double-sided embroidery turbans.

Pomegranate flower motifs

Colored silk floss on hand-spun hand woven cotton base.

Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s

 

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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.

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