854 Antique Bagh Phulkari Textile with Charkha or Gobi motif

Vibrant Phulkari Bagh with the Charkha motif OR Gobi Motif

The charkha wheel was a commonly found object in rural Punjab and was used to spin yarn & the Gobi is the Cauliflower motif - this could be either of the two.

Silk floss embroidery on an earth-brown hand spun coarse cotton

 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: Gobi or Cauliflowers
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Brown
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 3
STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Radiating
SIZE: 129cm x 238cm
AGE: Estimated to be from the mid 1900s
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
COMMUNITY: Hindu or Sikh

NOTES: 1) Soft silk

2) Selvedge has embroidery

3)Elaborate end panels

4) 2 shades of magenta

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.

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