Kashmiri "Pieced" Shawl 1507



6’ x 6’ 3”  

Mid 19th Century  hand embroidered and hand crafted “Kashmiri Pieced Shawl” in “Butterfly” pattern in red, black, turquoise, and ivory Colors.  This is an extremely rare shawl  and is known as "Kashmiri Pieced Shawl" which is a hand embroidered and hand sewn piece to create the shawl. It is made of antique textile pieces that have carefully been sewed together to make a beautiful design. 

The Kashmiri shawls became an extremely fashionable item of clothing when Queen Victoria started wearing them.  Most of the antique shawls known today are the “Paisley” shawls from the 1800s that used the concept and design of this original piece and were machine woven in the town of Paisley Scotland. They are very beautiful, valuable, and collectible but not as rare as this piece.

Provenance:  This is truly a museum level textile piece. It came from the personal collection of highly regarded and published textile researcher Mildred Davison who was for a long period the Head Curator of the world renowned Textile's Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dimensions:  6’ x 6’ 3”
Date of Manufacture:  4th Quarter of the 1700s
Place of Origin:  India
Material:  Wool, cotton, silk
Condition:  Wear consistent with age and use

SKU: 1507

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