Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Shawl Sells For $50,000!

Yes, an early 19th century Kashmir Moon Shawl, setting a record for this type of textile. And guess where the seller found it -- not at the bottom of a trunk of textiles collected by her incredibly erudite grandmother. No, she bought it at a garage sale some thirty years ago because she liked the pattern --

and thought it would make a pretty pillow.

Thank God she didn't cut it up. The beautifully handmade shawl just sold for $50,000 and change. (More than $59,000, including the buyer's premium.)

Read all about it at the Skinner Auctions site. Photos of the shawl, shown below, are from the Skinner site.
 Wow.

Kashmir Moon Shawl -- full shawl (above) plus detail (below)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can remember using shawls such as this in college to hang over doorways of cheap apartments....guess those days are over for shawls! Neva

Zzzzzzzz...

After four hours at Tuesday Morning's checkout line today, I can honestly relate. Okay, maybe a nap AND a cookie.