Lot 4
 

KASHMIR, MID 19TH CENTURY
Handspun and handwoven Pashmina, natural dyes
69.5 x 72.75 in (177 x 185 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE


Lots 4 and 5 are square shawls which display an exquisite sense of craftsmanship with bold patterns and contrasting colours. Each lot has a predominantly red and white design worked over a black ground, which is visible only at the centre. It is from the central medallion that the designs radiate out towards the edge and the corners of the shawls, with meandering vines, bouquets of flowers, slender and elongated butas, and the 'Tree of Life' motif.

Square shawls were popularly known as rumals or handkerchiefs. They were seldom woven as single pieces, but pieced together with patterns woven in sections and then stitched perfectly together by experts known as rafoogars. They were worn folded in half along the diagonal and draped over the shoulders or sometimes wrapped around the waist.




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  Lot 4 of 82  

WOVEN TREASURES: TEXTILES FROM THE JASLEEN DHAMIJA COLLECTION
19-20 OCTOBER 2016

Estimate
$7,580 - 10,610
Rs 5,00,000 - 7,00,000

RESERVE NOT MET













 



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