550 Checkerboard Phulkari Bagh

Wedding Textile Art from Punjab usually created by the grandmother, mother & aunts of the bride over several years. 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: Checkerboard

BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton

BASE CLOTH COLOR: Brown

NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 2

 STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Radiating

 SIZE: 119cm x 286cm

 AGE: Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old

 REGION: Punjab, Undivided India

 COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh

 NOTES: Pachranga or 5 colored border present

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.


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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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