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
Estimated to be from the 1940s
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.