This piece is a dense phulkari but does not qualify to be called a bagh as the base cloth is still seen despite the extensive embroidery.
Further, the chope stitch has also been creatively employed for the flower stalks!
But the Nazar butti - an anomalous motif - that is a device put in to deflect / absorb the evil eye is the most remarkable feature of this phulkari!
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old
Punjab, Undivided India
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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