Rare Sainchi Phulkari Embroidery Textile from Punjab
Spectacular Sainchi featuring the scenes from rural life
The use of stripes in the motifs is unusual and creates a vibrant contrasting aesthetic.
At the centre we see the large circle. One of the interpretations is that this represents the wheel of life.
Around this central medallion we see hens two types of birds alternating - one with a crown and one without, one with two colors and one with only one color on the body.
We see a variety of large birds and animals.
And we see three houses, two of which have a woman and a child each and the third has a man. Note the presence of the veil on the women.
Finally, we see the fabulously detailed depictions of bridal jewelry, ornaments and grooming accessories all over.
Condition is generally good but these is some thread loss & some color issues.
Given the age of the textile artwork, deficiencies in the form of thread loss, stains, repairs etc are inevitable.
Age unknown but it estimated to be 80-90 years old
Punjab, Undivided India.
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.