Beautiful Antique Indian Shawl, Country of Origin: India, Circa Date: Late Last Quarter of the Nineteenth Century – Here is a beautiful and exciting antique Shawl from India – an antique Indian shawl, woven in that country during the latter decades of the nineteenth century. Prized by collectors for their unique beauty and rich cultural value, antique Indian shawls such as this fine example are considered to be highly collectible. The field of this meticulously elegant antique Kashmir embroidered shawl has a classic medallion design derived from Safavid and Mogul carpets. But the articulation of the pattern as a radiating series of fine arabesques in gold and ivory against a uniformly red ground gives it an appearance and linear effect quite different from carpets. The palmette border is similarly distinctive in its design texture. The fineness and precision of the technique is staggering. No photographs can do this antique Indian Shawl proper justice. A charming antique Indian shawl, this beautiful and finely woven textile is a breathtaking example of a culturally important style and time period.