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Wedding Shawl from Thar Desert (Pakistan)

Wedding shawl from Thar desert or neighbouring lands (southern Pakistan). Late 20th century. Wedding shawl from Thar desert or neighbouring lands (southern Pakistan). Late 20th century. © The Trustees of the British Museum, acc. no. As1984,08.42.

The British Museum in London houses a wedding shawl (abochhini) from the Thar desert or beyond, in southern Pakistan. It is made of cotton and decorated with silk thread embroidery (chain stitch) and shisha work. The shawl measures 255 x 135 cm. The object was acquired in 1984.

British Museum online catalogue  (retrieved 9 January 2017).

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