Vibrant Phulkari Bagh with the Charkha motif OR Gobi Motif
The charkha wheel was a commonly found object in rural Punjab and was used to spin yarn & the Gobi is the Cauliflower motif - this could be either of the two.
Silk floss embroidery on an earth-brown hand spun coarse cotton
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: Gobi or Cauliflowers
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Brown
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 3
STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Radiating
SIZE: 129cm x 238cm
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh
NOTES: 1) Soft silk
2) Selvedge has embroidery
3)Elaborate end panels
4) 2 shades of magenta
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, thread loss & other imperfections.
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.