Sunday, 26 October 2014

Ottoman period Syrian woman’s silk shawl with silver thread

An Ottoman period woman’s silk shawl with silver thread and large silk tassels bound with metal thread.

The shawl is in very good overall condition with no holes or tears, just some pale rust coloured stains to areas of the silver bands, mainly in the lower left (see last photo in link below). There is one silver saf-like motif in the centre and another to one side which forms the logo of the master weaver (see back when worn and the last photos). Made to be worn over an abba street dress with the substantial weighted tassels functioning as very good anchors for the shawl. From about 1915-1930, size 145cm (including tassels) x 136cm

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