543 Checkerboard Phulkari Bagh with Gorgeous colors

Beautiful Checkerboard Bagh with flame orange colors of Spring flowers

Soft Silk floss

TEXTILE ART FORM: Silk Embroidery completely covering the Handmade cotton base

 

PATTERN / MOTIF: Checkerboard

 

BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton

BASE CLOTH COLOR: Brown

 
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 3

STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Long Dovetail that results in a complete covering up of the base cloth rendering it invisible

 
SIZE: 146cm x 270cm

AGE: Estimated to be from the mid 1900s

REGION: Punjab, Undivided India COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh


NOTES: 1) Five colors of silk used including unusual shades of Khaki

2) Shell motifs seen in one border

3) Silk has softened beautifully with age

4)some thread loss in dispersed spots, some with glue repairs.

 

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