Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Old Wool Wedding Shawl from Tunisia
Spectacular geometric and abstract motifs. They form an alphabet through which declarations of belonging, of faith and messages of goodwill and hope are expressed.
These textiles are very important to the family and so rarely available commercially.
Size (asymmetric) : 197 x (101-111) cm or 6’6″ x (3’4″-3’8″)
Wool & cotton
LITERATURE EXAMPLE: Example may be seen in ‘North African Textile’ by Spring & Hudson on page 63
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.