A Rare Darshan Dwar Phulkari Bagh
Silk floss embroidery on coarse hand woven cotton.
Darshan Dwars are rarely available for sale as these are used as offerings in Gurudwaras - the temple of the Sikh community. As this community is wealthy, such pieces hardly ever come up for sale adn are treasure by collectors.
PATTERN / MOTIF: Darshan Dwar depicting the Gates of Heaven / The Golden Temple a Place of Worship of the Sikh community
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Rust
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 3
STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Plain along with the unique stitch that is seen mainly in darshan Dwars that makes use of negative space to create diamond motifs
SIZE: 131cm x 236cm / 50" x 94"
AGE: Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
NOTES: 1)Rare devotional textile offered by Sikhs at their place of worship
2) Long edges have been embroidered to seal and protect the textile
THREAD LOSS: Some thread loss seen in purple silk thread
STAINS: Some minor color transfer stains seen
HOLES / TEARS / REPAIRS: None seen
PRICE IN US$.