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Antique Ceremonial Animal Cover
The closeups reveal extremely hand embroidery executed with an extraordinary level of precision and neatness. The even tension across the thread in every motif is impressive.
Motifs of animals, birds and flowers rendered partly in cotton thread and partly in silk floss.
Embellished with glitter ‘tiklis’ in accordance with the aesthetic preference of the time.
Extra large – 63 X 60 inches
Frills added later along with loops for hanging up on the wall
Age unknown but estimated to be 40-50 years old
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.