Unusual Sainchi in a glistening golden background and unusual borders
All of the Sainchis that I have seen earlier are Phulkaris and NOT Baghs.(in Phulkaris the ground cloth is always visible to a significant extent while in Baghs the silk embroidery covers up the base cloth completely obliterating the view of the base cloth altogether). This is the first Sainchi Bagh I have come across.
The motifs, the layout and the fact that the entire background has been filled in with golden silk are unusual and possibly unique to this particular textile.
Note the contrast between the naivete with which the figures have been drawn and the overall elegance with which the layout & colors are arranged.
A captivating Phulkari that deserves a place in a museum.
30'' x 22'' (76 x 56 cm)
Some losses. The back has some discoloration
Estimated to be from the mid 1900s
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