550 Checkerboard Phulkari Bagh

Wedding Textile Art from Punjab usually created by the grandmother, mother & aunts of the bride over several years. 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: Checkerboard

BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton

BASE CLOTH COLOR: Brown

NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 2

 STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Radiating

 SIZE: 119cm x 286cm

 AGE: Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s

 REGION: Punjab, Undivided India

 COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh

 NOTES: Pachranga or 5 colored border present

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, thread loss & other imperfections.

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