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A large Qajar printed cotton textile (kalamkari) depicting a scene from the Shia Muslim festival of Ashura, Iran, 19th century

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A large Qajar printed cotton textile (kalamkari) depicting a scene from the Shia Muslim festival of Ashura, Iran, 19th century

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A large Qajar printed cotton textile (kalamkari) depicting a scene from the Shia Muslim festival of Ashura, Iran, 19th century, with Persian nasta'liq inscription cartouches to border, depicting the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, some figures with identifying inscription above, 168 x 406cm.

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1850
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