Superb Silk floss motifs on this antique Thirma Phulkari
Used as a wedding shawl by Hindu families of Punjab.
Hand woven cotton base cloth.
Has lovely green highlights in addition to the maroon!
Age unknown but estimated to be 70-80 years old
Has signs of use - minor stains, thread loss etc.
Thirma Phulkaris - phulkaris with white base cloth - are rare and hard to find as collectors usually are reluctant to part with these.
This item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage may be present in the form of minor stains, tears, repairs, thread loss etc.
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.