547 Old Phulkari Bagh in White & Gold Motifs

Phulkari Bagh with mountain peak motifs rendered in White & Gold

Silk Floss Embroidery on a spectacular Deep Red Hand Spun Cotton

PATTERN / MOTIF: Mountain Peaks
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Deep Red
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH:3
STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Radiating
SIZE: 136cm x 244cm
AGE: Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh
NOTES: 1) Color change (white to offwhite silk) in one quadrant that is a manifestation of the nazar butti.
2) Noteworthy green vertical lines between columns
3)The uncovered maroon base cloth adds a third color to the overall pattern
4) Offwhite, beige and 2 shades of burnt orange silk have been used in the embroidery.

The color change (white to off-white) in one quadrant represents the nazar butti.

 This item has lived a hearty life being used within the cultural context of the creators. Signs of this life are present in the form of stains, dry color run, thread loss & other imperfections. 

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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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