A very large silk embroidered woven wool Floor Covering Kashmir, circa 1850
Lot 402
A very large silk embroidered woven wool Floor Covering (dastarkhan) Kashmir, circa 1850
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 23,000

Lot Details
A very large silk embroidered woven wool Floor Covering Kashmir, circa 1850
A very large silk embroidered woven wool Floor Covering (dastarkhan)
Kashmir, circa 1850
of rectangular form, the field comprising a reticulated design of floral roundels and part roundels on crimson ground, surrounded by a triple border composed of dense floral and boteh motifs, rainbow tasselled edges
approx. 775 x 370 cm.

Footnotes

  • An elaborate example such as the present lot, with its balanced Islamic-influenced design would have been used only for special occasions such as Eid celebrations for the nobility. It is unusual to find a dastarkhan in a Kashmiri shawl techinique.
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