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: SurajMukhi Sunflower pattern created using Phulkari stitches alongside Chope Stitches. Belan motif present in the end panels
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Deep Maroon
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 4 patches
STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Surajmukhi - hybrid between a Chope & a Phulkari
SIZE: 134cm x 242cm
AGE: Estimated to be from the mid 1900s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh
NOTES: 1) Nazar butti present in the borders 2) White appears to be raw silk or cotton.
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, color run, discoloration, thread loss & other imperfections.