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Antique Indian Shawl Textile Embroidery
This is an antique embroidered wedding shawl or “odhni” from the Thar Desert region near
Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Approximately 77 x 51 inches. The background cloth is 2 strips of
brick red handloomed red cotton cloth that have been sewn together lengthwise. The
shawl is embroidered mostly in cross stitch and satin stitch in white, yellow, blue and green
wool thread. Lots of large and small mirrorwork. The field has nice abstract floral designs
and attractive border designs. Very nice and interesting border. The shawl is in excellent
condition. SOLD