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.
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.