Assuit Shawl gold metal 1920s


Open weave net shawl with brass or gold accents. Early 20th century.Tulle-bi-telli, also known as Assuit or ‘Assiut after Asyut where it is made, is a textile marrying cotton or linen mesh with small strips of metal. The fabric is not documented prior to the 19th century, though similar textiles existed in the Middle East in earlier times. Decorative panel is repeated three times in the shawl.

Size:  Approximate size 28 inches wide by 78 inches long.