Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Superb Wedding Ceremonial Turban from Swat Valley
Swat embroidery on borders and end panels
Red and pink are the main colors
Tiny old motifs seen in this turban.
Worn by men as a turban at important ceremonies
A turban is also the symbol of one’s honor and is symbolic of a man’s pride. It is the most important dress item of a man. Social Code requires that the turban be treated with respect and conversely any disrespect to the turban may be perceived as an insult.
352cm x 35cm
End panel 55cm on each side
Estimated to be from the early 1900s
Literature Reference: John Gillow’s book showcases a similar turban
RARE form of textile art from the Swat Valley
This item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage are present as minor stains, tears, repairs, thread loss etc.
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.