428 Antique Lehariya Thirma Bagh Phulkari Textile Embroidery

Lehariya Phulkari Bagh Thirma

Wave pattern

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
COMMUNITY: Hindu
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.