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Pink Swat Shawl

Pink Swat Shawl

Regular price $775.00 USD
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The embroidery produced in the northern Pakistan area of the Swat valley is similar to the phulkari of Hazara and the Punjab- long stitches of floss silk create shiny reflective surfaces. However, there are some differences: the Punjabi phulkaris are embroidered on reddish brown cotton, their embroidery threads are mostly gold, yellow and white and their design less complex, while the Swatti ones are on black or beige ground, with mostly pink and red silk threads and their design is more complex and rich with tribal motifs. 

Circa: Late 19th century

Origin: Swat Valley, Pakistan

Material: Cotton with silk embroidery 

Condition: Good

Dimensions: 92" x 31"

Inventory number: TX4732

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Keep in mind ...

Our vintage and antique pieces have traveled throughout the world and survived decades - maybe even centuries - of use. Do not expect them to be in perfect or *new* condition. Signs of their past makers and owners may be noticeable such as small holes, loose threads, & stains. In our opinion, this adds to their charm!