Small neatly laid out stitches on handwoven coarse cotton
With the Rolling Pin or "Belan" motif
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: Belan or Rolling Pin
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Brown
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 3
STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Plain blanket stitch
SIZE: 128cm x 246cm
AGE: Estimated to be from the mid 1900s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh
NOTES:1)White thread used is raw silk or cotton
2) The long edges have been embroidered to seal / protect the textile
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.
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.
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