Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Lovely red & white Dochalla Shawl for men
Embroidered inscription with the word “Barkat” in Urdu [a blessing of “Prosperity”] and probably the maker’s stitched signature
Wool, the white field with two end-panels, each finely woven with a single row of 10 large boteh on each end panel woven in red, green and yellow.
Some stains, darns, holes. Minor losses to frayed edges. Has a repair patch on the back (see photo)
Probably Kashmir, 1800s
137 x 322.5cm (54 x 127ins)
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.