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Stunning antique black & silver 1920's Egyptian Assuit shawl - 30" x 88"

Stunning antique black & silver 1920's Egyptian Assuit shawl - 30" x 88"

asyut fabric | Your looking at a really amazing unique black assuit shawl ,excellent ...

asyut fabric | Your looking at a really amazing unique black assuit shawl ,excellent ...

Photograph of vintage black & bronze/gold color assiut - it's placed on top of blue fabric

Photograph of vintage black & bronze/gold color assiut by Alisha Westerfeld - it's placed on top of blue fabric

Assuit shawls  early 20th century  Covered with thousands of silver foil strips in a beautiful geometric design, Assuit shawls were introduced to the American public from Egypt at the Chicago World’s Fair 1893, setting off a wave Orientalism. Popularity was renewed in 1922 with the discovery of King Tut's tomb. Also known as Tulle-bi-telli (net with metal), they are usually linen mesh with small strips of metal, originally silver and gold, hammered over the netting in elaborate designs.

Assuit shawls early century Covered with thousands of silver foil strips…

Marvelous Soft Heavy Design Black Egyptian Assuit by ShawlKhan

Marvelous Soft Heavy Design Black Egyptian Assuit by ShawlKhan

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