Superb Chope Phulkari Shawl with double sided embroidery
The stitch is such that the result on the front and back produces exactly the same pattern.
Used in a pre-wedding ceremony in Punjab.
Note the unusual use of white thread in this piece
Silk thread on coarse hand woven cloth.
Made on 3 panels of cloth stitched together lengthwise.
Has a mild large stain or discoloration that can be seen in the photos
280cm x 160 cm
Estimated to be from the early 1900s
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.