Superb Phulkari Bagh with Lehariya or Wave Pattern
Very striking color combination
Can be worn as an accessory or put up was wall decor
Silk floss embroidery on hand woven Khadi cotton
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old
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: Lehar or Waves
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Deep red
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 3
SIZE: 129cm x 226cm
AGE: Estimated to be from the mid 1900s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
NOTES: 1) Note the vertical separators between the waves. Different motifs used in each vertical panel.
2) Nazar Butti present (Belan in the end panel)
3) Long edges have been embroidered for protection.
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.