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.