547 Old Phulkari Bagh in White & Gold Motifs

Phulkari Bagh with mountain peak motifs rendered in White & Gold

Silk Floss Embroidery on a spectacular Deep Red Hand Spun Cotton

PATTERN / MOTIF: Mountain Peaks
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Deep Red
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH:3
STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Radiating
SIZE: 136cm x 244cm
AGE: Estimated to be from the mid 1900s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh
NOTES: 1) Color change (white to offwhite silk) in one quadrant that is a manifestation of the nazar butti.
2) Noteworthy green vertical lines between columns
3)The uncovered maroon base cloth adds a third color to the overall pattern
4) Offwhite, beige and 2 shades of burnt orange silk have been used in the embroidery.

The color change (white to off-white) in one quadrant represents the nazar butti.

 This item has lived a hearty life being used within the cultural context of the creators. Signs of this life are present in the form of stains, dry color run, thread loss & other imperfections. 

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