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Embroidered Sangsari Shawl

The Sangsari people, traditionally goat herders by trade, are nomadic peoples historically located in the north and central Iran. Often traveling and erecting temporary “black tent” dwellings made of roughly woven textile coverings.

This type of textile would be worn by women as a shawl and head cover. This Sangsari shawl is embroidered with white, green, blue and yellow silk thread cross stitched on a ground of red-dyed silk. Typical designs have intricate borders with central panels containing a zigzag pattern.

Circa: 19th century

Origin: Persia

Material: Silk Embroidery on silk

Condition: Very good antique condition, partially backed with netting

Dimensions: 111" L X 22" W

Inventory number: TX4729

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