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    Sale 5331

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art and Textiles

    11 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 511

    A ZOROASTRIAN WEDDING SHAWL, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ZOROASTRIAN WEDDING SHAWL, 19TH CENTURY
    the black silk ground embroidered with a central spinning wheel with peacocks and flowers radiating outwards--32in. x 112in. (81cm. x 285cm.)


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    These symbols include references to the sun and other auspicious emblems.

    See Hali Annual No 2, 1995 for an article by Patricia L Baker on Zorastrian Bridal Costume.

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