Rare Figurative Hanging Phulkari from Punjab with figures and architectural mtoifs
Lion motifs present.
Punjab - the land that has been facing invasions for centuries - values bravery and courage.
These values are embodied in the Lion and Maharana Ranjit Singh - the most celebrated ruler of Punjab was called Sher-e-Punjab that translates to Lion of Punjab.
The lion metaphor is one that everyone in Punjab is familiar with.
What is unfamiliar and unique is the presence of a lion motif as the primary image in the phulkaris of Punjab.
Currently under study.
Has damage & repairs.
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.