Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Superb double sided embroidery on turban end panels and borders.
Thick and heavy luscious embroidery on borders and end panels done extremely neatly
Silk used – main color is deep red with accents in pink, yellow, green and blue.
Rarest of rare Swat Valley pieces
304 x 39cm not including the yellow fringes
Each end panel with the double sided embroidery is 120 cm long – therefore 2/3rds of the piece is covered with embroidery!
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.
Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s
Literature Reference: John Gillow’s book showcases a similar turban with double sided embroidery
This item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage may be present in the form of 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.