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: SurajMukhi Sunflower pattern created using Phulkari stitches alongside Chope Stitches. Belan motif present in the end panels
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Deep Maroon
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 4 patches
STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Surajmukhi - hybrid between a Chope & a Phulkari
SIZE: 134cm x 242cm
AGE: Estimated to be from the 1950s-1960s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh
NOTES: 1) Nazar butti present in the borders 2) White appears to be raw silk or cotton.
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, color run, discoloration, 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.