Rare, unusual and interesting antique costumes and textiles; for museums and collectors looking for that extra special piece, for new and established collectors and for those with a modest budget who want to adorn their person or home.

Rumal , Dogra Period Square
c 1850

This is a particularly finely woven pieced example. Stunning vegetable and mineral dyed colours. Pieced shawls never quite lay flat, but that is part of their charm. They were made up of many pieces, each woven by a different person and then cleverly pieced together like a patchwork. You cannot tell when you look at the front of the shawl.


Mehrabs emerging on to the black pashmina star centre, twill weave woven, the maker's name, surrounded by large petal shapes filled with exotic flora and elongated pines, an outer border of foliage and trees, in scarlet, black, mid green and pale blue, aubergine, ochre, two sides with epaulette borders in ochre, mid green, turquoise, lemon, deep pink, black embroidered  with mehrabs filled with further mehrabs in coloured wools,  5ft 9 in sq; 1.75 m square


Very very good. For once no holes to the centre.

Price: on request

Ref N°: 8082