Assuit Shawl Ivory and gold metal 1920s


Ivory coloured assuit shawl . Open weave linen or cotton with silver embellishments. Egyptian revival. First half of the 20th century. 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.

Size:  Approximate size 36inches wide by 92 inches long.