853 Phulkari Bagh Shawl from Punjab with Arrowhead Motifs

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: Grain Ears or arrowheads?

 

BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton

 

BASE CLOTH COLOR: Brown

 

NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 3

 

STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Plain

 

SIZE: 140cm x 212cm

 

AGE: Estimated to be from the mid 1900s

 

REGION: Punjab, Undivided India

 

COMMUNITY: Hindu

 
NOTES: 1) Silk softened by age

2) Has unusual Plum red silk

3)Has nazar butti

4) Orientation of stitches manipulated for reflective impact

5) Has embroidered selvedge

6) Superb small tight stitches that have a long life

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 / thinning & other imperfections

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