Indian Gujarat large vintage embroidery (240 x 205cm)

£ 312.00

240 x 205 cm  //  7ft 10" x 6ft 9"

Embroidered in green silk on a red mill cotton ground. The fabric is in excellent condition and unusually broad. The weight might suggest some other purpose other than a shawl.

The prominent stitch is interlacing as found in Zoroastrian textiles, Balouch dress, Sindhi and Gujarati embroidery but also Armenian Marash embroidery. It is a stitch that purportedly travelled West to East, being found in Europe first and then migrating eastwards slowly.

• mid cent

Ref. 17498

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