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Baluch Embroidered Dress Front, SE Persia/SW Pakistan, circa 1935, 1' 9" x 2' 3"

While I have seen many, many examples of Baluch embroidery over the years, few rival the opulence, the dazzling  ...
Baluch Embroidered Dress Front, SE Persia/SW Pakistan, circa 1935, 1' 9" x 2' 3"

While I have seen many, many examples of Baluch embroidery over the years, few rival the opulence, the dazzling  ...
Baluch Embroidered Dress Front, SE Persia/SW Pakistan, circa 1935, 1' 9" x 2' 3"

While I have seen many, many examples of Baluch embroidery over the years, few rival the opulence, the dazzling  ...
Baluch Embroidered Dress Front, se Persia/SW Pakistan, circa 1935, 1' 9" x 2' 3"

While i have seen many, many examples of Baluch embroidery over the years, few rival the opulence, the dazzling design or the composition of patterning as seen in this particular example. While travelling in these areas years ago, i always sought out silk textiles from this region, textiles with which few if any collectors of Baluch rugs and weavings are familiar.

Precise provenance is difficult to know, as the same people inhabit both sides of what is a very porous, wild and now dangerous border region.

The embroidery consists of silk thread on a cotton cloth ground. The colors used are a mixture of synthetic and natural dyes, as one would expect from a 'late' textile of this type.

The condition is excellent and it is mounted, sewn onto a black cotton cloth which has been stretched over and attached to a wooden frame.