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.
Silk Embroidery completely covering the Handmade cotton base. "Bawan" means 52 - in this type 52 (approximately) different motifs are employed in the art. # base cloth panels. Could be from either a Hindu or Sikh family.
PATTERN / MOTIF: "Bawan" means 52 - in this type 52 (approximately) different motifs are employed in the art
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Brown
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 3
STITCH DESCRIPTION: Straight. Negative spaces used to create motifs
SIZE: 132cm x 250cm
AGE: Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh
NOTES: RARE format
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.