Assuit Shawl silver metal 1920s


Black silk mesh decorated with silver metallic wraps. Egyptian revival. 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.

Condition:  Minor oxidization on the back of the silver

Size: Approximate size 30“ x 96“