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Antique Nuristan Cotton Shawl
Orange embroidery on handspun cotton.
Cotton is khaddad but finer than the cotton woven for phulkaris of that region
Made of several narrow bands of base cloth held together by crochet which is very unusual
Has pink embroidery along the edges to act as a protective selvedge
Handspun yarn used in the handwoven fabric. Slubs can be seen in the yarn of the white base. Cloth of this type is not made any longer.
Change of embroidery thread color in one corner.
Some signs of wear.
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.