Stunning 1920s Egyptian style Assuit shawl/scarf. Each bit of sparkle is actually hand set metal.
Assiut is named after Asyut where it is made, is a textile marrying cotton or linen mesh with small strips of metal.
Rectangular in shape, this wrap measures 86.5 by 21.5 inches wide, which will allow it to wrap completely around your body.
Note that due to the age of this material, it cannot be soaked. It has been disinfected with vodka and hung in the Texas sun.
This shawl is in very good condition. It doesn’t have any tears; however, it is slightly yellowed with age and has two stains, see photos.