Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Antique Swat Valley Textile
Old handwoven cotton
Panels hand stitched together.
Used as wedding shawls and worn on ceremonial occasions within the women’s quarters.
Motifs rendered in silk floss.
Swat Valley textiles are rare and every piece is a delight to study!
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.