Antique Indian Shawl, Country of Origin: India, Circa Date: Late 19th century – This luxurious antique shawl from India features a radiant composition constructed around a deep onyx-colored centerpiece. Grand trefoils with sweeping lines and re-curved leaf tips travel toward the corners of the intricately decorated field. Elegant cinquefoil emblems make a stunning incursion toward the center of the composition beginning at the midpoint of each side. The sweeping curves create a dramatic counter-change effect between the marbled patterns, serpentine boteh motifs and bold onyx outlines. Luxurious floral borders with dainty rosettes and arching garlands create a stunning frame that is accented by a series of charming poly-chromatic fringes that add a touch of levity to the impressively detailed composition.