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Description

The intricate detailing and complexity of embroidery in this design is a tribute to the highly skilled craftsmen required to weave shawls like these. The center of the shawl has a black diamond shaped motif, immediately bordered by white coloured thread. The medley of colours used to weave this shawl, creates a striking effect. Jacquard-type design, vertically and horizontally symmetrical. Variation of colour on the 2 horizontal halves. Long scroll-like butas. Patterned fringe-tabs.

Size : 120 x 59 in

Circa 1850

Estimate

Rs. 3,50,000 - 4,00,000

Description

This shawl has been cut down from a single piece and has a timeless Jamawar design done using the Kani method of embroidery. The design in a Jamawar shawl is completely woven into the fabric with no visible fringes.

Size : 158 x 45 in

Circa 1840

Estimate

Rs. 4,00,000 - 5,00,000

Lot 42 A JAMAWAR PASHMINA SHAWL

₹ 4,55,400
(Inclusive 15% margin)
Description

A plain woven golden coloured Pashmina with an around the field intricate border of buta motif. As the name Dorukha suggests, this shawl is two sided and can be draped either ways.

Size : 135 x 52 in

Circa 1900

Estimate

Rs. 4,00,000 - 5,00,000

Lot 43 A DORUKHA PASHMINA SHAWL

₹ 4,55,400
(Inclusive 15% margin)
Description

This is a Kani shawl with the border and the pallav appliqued on the woven white fabric. Applique is a technique where the smaller pieces of fabric are stitched on to the larger one. Pallavs and borders from a single shawl joined with plain white field and pallav-ends. Pallav has large butas against abstract floral background, with the pallavs and borders having being made in the Kani technique. The ornamented border that has been stitched on, has paisley or more commonly known ‘Aamli’ pattern all over.

Size : 114 x 43 in

Circa 1835

Estimate

Rs. 2,10,000 - 2,50,000

Lot 44 A PALLEDAR PASHMINA SHAWL

₹ 2,39,085
(Inclusive 15% margin)
Description

This particular piece was cut down from a single shawl, while the end border had been incorporated from a different shawl. The extension also has considerable seaming. The design technique is Kani embroidery which encompasses predominantly the surface field. The red pallav added compliments the big butas on floral mosaic background.

Size : 76 x 35 in

Circa 1880

Estimate

Rs. 2,00,000 - 2,50,000

Description

This Maharaja Shawl is a Kani weave done in the Jacquard style. It has a black star shaped primary motif which gives the rest of the design some symmetry. The embroidery is done in various hues of pink, brown and black on a deep red ground. Single complete shawl as originally designed, though probably woven in several pieces joined with invisible seams.

Size : 110 x 50 in

Circa 1840

Estimate

Rs. 3,50,000 - 4,00,000

Description

A plain woven Pashmina with stitched border and pallav, cut from one piece. There is Jali embroidery around the field, with thicker borders on the two ends of the shawl. This Palledar style shawl with plain field and peripheral abstract floral design, is simplistic yet elegant.

Size : 120 x 50 in

Circa 1890

Estimate

Rs. 3,00,000 - 4,00,000

Lot 47 A PALLEDAR PASHMINA SHAWL

₹ 3,41,550
(Inclusive 15% margin)
Description

This Shawl is a Jamawar piece. Such shawls are tediously handwoven and could take several years at a time to finish a single piece, depending on the complexity of the design. This particular pieces has a complex set of multicoloured paisley motifs, of different sizes, woven on a yellow ground with added plain yellow pallavs.

Size : 120 x 48 in

Circa 1850

Estimate

Rs. 5,00,000 - 6,00,000

Description

This maharaja shawl has a black central medallion flanked by elaborate paisley and buta designs on all sides. Harlequin tailgates are added as borders in this shawl. It also has a uniform buta motif border on all sides.

Size : 134 x 57 in

Circa 1850

Estimate

Rs. 3,50,000 - 4,50,000

Description

This is a unique piece because it stands as a testament to the time in which it was stitched. In the 19th century there was a minor revolution in the traditional weaving of the Kani shawls. Instead of being woven as one piece, the shawls were woven in long strips and then connected together. This particular piece was woven into two and then connected together. It has prominent red colour paisley motifs in butedar design throughout the shawl, accompanied by smaller floral motifs, and an additional plain Khudrang pallavs.

Size : 134 x 53 in

Circa 1850

Estimate

Rs. 7,00,000 - 9,00,000

Description

This piece displays the beautiful craftsmanship of the Kani weavers. The entire field is covered with paisley motifs of various size. The paisley pattern is by far the most popular design used in Kani shawls. This specific shawl is a single cut shawl as originally designed, though perhaps woven in several pieces joined with invisible seams. Plain white woven pashmina piece added at end of pallavs. Deep pallavs, round-the field borders. Field in abstract design, while the borders and pallavs have butas on abstract floral mosaic background.

Size : 138 x 54 in

Circa 1840

Estimate

Rs. 8,00,000 - 10,00,000

Lot 51 A PAISLEY MOTIF PASHMINA SHAWL

₹ 9,10,800
(Inclusive 15% margin)
Description

This beautiful Maharaja Shawl has a black medallion as the central motif surrounded by various paisley motifs of varied hues of red, which creates a striking offset. This particular shawl has a harlequin border which further enhances the visual of the piece. Single cut shawl as originally designed, though probably woven in several pieces joined with invisible seams. The style adopted is Jacquard-type, vertically and horizontally symmetrical. Long scroll-like butas with multicoloured fringe-tabs.

Size : 126 x 57 in

Circa 1840

Estimate

Rs. 3,50,000 - 4,50,000

Description

This Dorukha Pashmina shawl is a single cut piece and has extensive Chinar leaf motif. The adopted iconography is one of the trademark motif used by artisans, and it is the main motif embroidered throughout this particular shawl. Along with the chinar leaf there is intricate floral work surrounding each leaf design, executed on a pastel green ground.

Size : 126 x 57 in

Circa 1900

Estimate

Rs. 2,60,000 - 3,20,000

Lot 53 PASHMINA SHOULDER MANTLE

₹ 2,96,010
(Inclusive 15% margin)
Description

This is a single cut shawl and is bordered on all four sides with floral motif in compartments. The structured and similar design of the border panels inculcates a smooth flow of visual vocabulary.

Size : 94 x 42 in

Circa 1900

Estimate

Rs. 70,000 - 90,000

Lot 54 A DORUKHA DOREDAR PASHMINA SHAWL

₹ 87,664
(Inclusive 15% margin)
Description

An intricate embroidery going outwards from the black medallion weaved at the center of the shawl. It is covered with various motifs ranging from paisley to almond shaped motifs to delicate buta motifs along the border. The colour palette adopted captures the essence of royalty.

Size : 132 x 59 in

Circa 1850

Estimate

Rs. 3,50,000 - 4,50,000

Description

This kind of single cut piece Jamawar shawl were once coveted by royalty such as , Mughal kings, Sikh Maharajas, Iranian Nobles, French Emperors, as well as Russian and British aristocrats among others. This is a single Jamawar shawl woven with paisley motifs. It has black silk thread embroidery done on a white ground.

Size : 122 x 53.5 in

Circa 1850

Estimate

Rs. 3,50,000 - 4,50,000

Description

This particular piece has Dorukha embroidery, the design around the border is geometrically spaced, slender floral mosaic, which is reminiscent of the old Mughal style of embroidery. This gentle red embroidery around the border gives this shawl an elegant look. Palledar style with principle corner butas.

Size : 120 x 54 in

Circa 1920

Estimate

Rs. 1,80,000 - 2,20,000

Description

A quintessential feature of the Maharaja shawl is a complex embroidered black medallion at the center. This shawl comprises of a black star-shaped medallion, flanked by various paisley motifs in different hues of red. A harlequin border has been added to this piece. Jacquard-type design, vertically and horizontally symmetrical. Variation of colour on the 2 horizontal halves. Long scroll-like butas.

Size : 116 x 56 in

Circa 1840

Estimate

Rs. 3,50,000 - 4,50,000

Description

An exquisite Doranga and Dorukha Pashmina shawl with intricate Aksi embroidery appliqued work incorporated on the border section. Applique is a technique where the smaller pieces of fabric is stitched on to the larger one. It has a very slender buta motif embroidery as a border, which is red on one side and brown on the opposite.

Size : 110 x 54 in

Circa 1880

Estimate

Rs. 1,35,000 - 1,75,000

Description

This Pashmina is made of a single cut piece. The centre field is plain while the border embroidery work if famous as Hassan Quli style, named after the Mughal court artisan Hassan Quli who invented this technique. Through this technique the motifs are made to mirror with great accuracy on both the facets. It is a dorredar and dorukha type of pashmina since it has embroidered border on all sides of the shawl.

Size : 115 x 53 in

Circa 1880

Estimate

Rs. 1,20,000 - 1,60,000