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.
Golden Super glossy Varida Bagh
Super soft silkfloss on handwoven coarse cotton
TEXTILE ART FORM: Silk Embroidery completely covering the Handmade cotton base
PATTERN / MOTIF: All Gold Bagh
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Rich Brown
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 4 patches
STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Multiple types
SIZE: 130cm x 242cm
AGE: Estimated to be from the mid 1900s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
NOTES: 1) 2 shades of golden thread used
2) Has Nazar Butti
3) Long edges embroidered for protection
4) Orientation of stitches manipulated to provide impact.
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, thread loss & other imperfections.
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.