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Silver on Blue Assuit shawl

Ebay Antique Vintage 1920’s Egyptian Assuit Shawl Scarf. Beige with Gold-Plated Metal. Camels, Monkeys, Figures, Trees. Shimmering Art Deco Geometric. Flapper, Azute, Tulle-bi-telli Piano Scarf. 26 x 80 inches.

Bridal Pattern - 1920's ARTDECO Sheer Mesh with Woven Metal Print Dress and AZUTE Shawl

Africa | Detail from a shawl, Bakhnuq, from Tunisia | Wool & cotton; the indigo field with two central rectangular panels of white zig-zag and pendant motifs, with geometric borders, tassel fringes to either end

Antique Assuit shawl, silver on black. #Vaudeville_Gypsy on Etsy

Ebay Antique Vintage 1920’s Egyptian Assuit Shawl Scarf. Beige with Gold-Plated Metal. Camels, Monkeys, Figures, Trees. Shimmering Art Deco Geometric. Flapper, Azute, Tulle-bi-telli Piano Scarf. 26 x 80 inches.

Love the ducks! This is definately a coptic wedding shawl - note the row of churches and the aroosh/bride figures! Ouch the price! 1920s Assuit Scarf with Figures & Trees

Another piece related to Assuit embroidery. "EARLY EMBROIDERED FRAGMENT- ASSUIT WORK - SILVER THREAD WORK | Antiques:Fabric/ Textiles:Embroidery | JPEGbay.com"

Metal and needles for making assiut - assuit - asyut - tulle bi telli! Photo by Laura Thompson

Africa | shawl from Asyut, Upper Egypt ca. 1900 - 1930 netted cotton and silver

Assuit shawls early 20th century Covered with thousands of silver foil strips in a beautiful geometric design, Assuit shawls were introduced to the American public from Egypt at the Chicago World’s Fair 1893, setting off a wave Orientalism. Popularity was renewed in 1922 with the discovery of King Tut's tomb. Also known as Tulle-bi-telli (net with metal), they are usually linen mesh with small strips of metal, originally silver and gold, hammered over the netting in elaborate designs.

Bridal Pattern - 1920's ARTDECO Sheer Mesh with Woven Metal Print Dress and AZUTE Shawl