Kashmiri "Pieced" Shawl 1507

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6’ x 6’ 3”      This is an antique textile from the Kashmir region of northwest India from the late 1700s. It is a very rare "Pieced Shawl" which is hand sewed pieced Kashmiri shawl. It is made of antique textile pieces that have carefully been sewed together to make a beautiful design. 

Provenance:  It is truly all hand weaved museum piece textile. It came from the personal collection of the Head Curator of the Textile's Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago

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.

Dimensions:  6’ x 6’ 3”
Date of Manufacture:  4th Quarter of the 1700s
Place of Origin:  India
Material:  Wool pile on a wool foundation
Condition:  Excellent

Product ID: 1507

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