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Indian Micromosaic Pattern Shawl

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Price: $95.00
Member Price: $85.50

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Description

In the Museums collection is a handsome writing box made in India or Pakistan (16thearly 17th century). Its surfaces are veneered with ebony and inlaid with ivory and sadeli, a type of micromosaic in use since antiquity. Our dazzling shawl design is based on this intricate micromosaic.

Cotton/Silk. Imported. 75'' x 29''.

  • Cotton/silk
  • Imported
  • 75'' x 29''

Art History

In the Museums collection is a handsome writing box made in India or Pakistan (16thearly 17th century). Its surfaces are veneered with ebony and inlaid with ivory and sadeli, a type of micromosaic in use since antiquity. It is associated with the eastern Mediterranean region, from where it spread to Iran and India. The technique consists of binding together sections of diverse materials (tin, wood, ivory, bone, etc.), which are sliced transversally and formed into thin sheets of repeating patterns that are adhered to a wooden support.

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Description

In the Museums collection is a handsome writing box made in India or Pakistan (16thearly 17th century). Its surfaces are veneered with ebony and inlaid with ivory and sadeli, a type of micromosaic in use since antiquity. Our dazzling shawl design is based on this intricate micromosaic.

Cotton/Silk. Imported. 75'' x 29''.




  • Cotton/silk
  • Imported
  • 75'' x 29''




Art History

In the Museums collection is a handsome writing box made in India or Pakistan (16thearly 17th century). Its surfaces are veneered with ebony and inlaid with ivory and sadeli, a type of micromosaic in use since antiquity. It is associated with the eastern Mediterranean region, from where it spread to Iran and India. The technique consists of binding together sections of diverse materials (tin, wood, ivory, bone, etc.), which are sliced transversally and formed into thin sheets of repeating patterns that are adhered to a wooden support.


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