White base Phulkaris are uncommon and have been used by Hindu families of Punjab as the bridal shawl. Some literature suggests that white base shawls with red silk floss were worn by the older senior women in the family.
This piece has a hand spun hand woven cotton base.
Red & Green Silk Floss Embroidery
Red Silk Embroidered Selvedge-Embroidery to ensure that the ends do not fray.
Rarely available commercially.
Please note that there are stains on the textile as can be seen on the photos.
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old
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.
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