668 Indian textiles Pachranga Bagh Phulkari Wedding Shawl - Silk Embroidery Punjab

Outstanding Bagh with use of 5 Colors

Has a backing and velcro on the backing as it was probably hung up on a wall.

Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old

 Wedding Textile Art from Punjab usually created by the grandmother, mother & aunts of the bride over several years. Handmade cotton cloth is embroidered with silk. Used at the wedding and subsequently throughout life at other family ceremonies.


TEXTILE ART FORM: Silk Embroidery completely covering the Handmade cotton base

PATTERN / MOTIF: 5 colors (pachranga = 5 colors))used to depict the rivers of Punjab

 BASE CLOTH COLOR: Rust

NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH:2
SIZE: 128 cm x 202 cm
AGE: Estimated to be from the mid 1900s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh
NOTES: 1) Has a backing cloth
2) Uncommon use of 5 colors 


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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