610 Old Phulkari Bagh Textile with Belan Motif

Old Phulkari Bagh

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.

 

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