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Sourced directly from India. Beautiful hand embroidered shawl in a fantastic teal blue shade made of pure silk chiffon. Featuring stunning pure metal hand embroidery in gold including gold zari work, gold zardozi work, in a floral design around all four side of the shawl.The shawl has scattered hand worked gold thread spots throughout the body of the shawl. The ends of the shawl feature elegant scrolling floral golden motifs.
The sewing techniques and incredible workmanship are exactly the kind that was used at the time and just cannot be found in modern replicas. Shawls like this where generally created in small rural villages and would take a entire household of ladies (5-6 women) up to a week to produce making this is a truly unique item.
These beautiful items I am told have so much pure metal threadwork in them that many are being being burned and melted down for the pure metals worked onto them so this is a fantastic oppurtunity to own and increasingly rare piece of history and a true heirloom piece to pass on.
I highly recommend clicking each image once selected to get a larger view of the images and a clear view of the detailed work.
LENGTH-88 inches/223.5 cms/7.3 feet/2.43 yards/2.24 meters
WIDTH-39 inches/99.1 cms/3.3 feet/1.1 yards/0.99 meters
Please note this is an vintage textile and despite being throughly checked for any defects it is at least 70 yrs old and cannot be expected to be in the same condition as modern mass produced items. The condition on inspection is excellent.
I have seen these wonderful shawls selling in a local shop that specialises in antique asian textiles retailing for between £80 - £200!!!
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