Brocade Fragment

Weft faced silk brocade from Sindh province. This fragment is a part of a shawl or a sash originally worn by men but as of the middle of the 19th century these complicated and showy items were made for the tourist trade. The linear design features silk stripes of various widths with a supplementary metal weft that fills the stripes with saw tooth, zigzag and diamond shape motifs.

Circa: 19th c.

Origin: Sindh province, Pakistan

Material: Silk and metallic thread brocade

Condition: fragmentary but excellent

Dimensions: 30" x 22"

Inventory number: TX4337



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