Lehariya Phulkari Bagh Thirma
Maroon silk floss embroidery on White Cotton base
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: Lehar or Waves
STITCH DESCRIPTION: Laid parallel to form radiating elements that make up the waves
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Offwhite
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 2
SIZE: 129 cm x 252cm
AGE: Estimated to be from the very early 1900s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
NOTES:1) The shade of the deep rich maroon silk is noteworthy 2) The silk is extremely soft 3) Use of green silk accents
This item has lived a hearty life being used within the cultural context of the creators. Appears to be perfect but signs of a life lived might be present in the form of stains, thread loss & other imperfections.