Wednesday, 10 September 2014

An antique Syrian double silk shawl/robe from Aleppo

A stunning Syrian Ottoman period woman’s silk shawl/robe

 Estimated to have been woven in the 1920s, this shawl/robe and is in remarkably good condition for its age as result of being stored in a cloth bag inside a wooden chest. The two parts were originally stitched together with about a 10cm overlap, as in the first composite photo below and was worn as a large shawl/robe as in the second photo. The antique box with mother of pearl inlay in which the shawls were stored in is shown in the final photo. The shawls were woven in Aleppo, Syria near the border with Turkey and the town of Gaziantep. Each shawl is 214cm x 100cm

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