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Punjab Phulkari

Phulkari is a shawl which is part of a dowry offering. It is made at home by the bride and other female members of her family. The local coarse cotton kaddar cloth ground is dyed with madder into reddish-brown, and the embroidery of floss silk is done in long stitches that produce large shiny and reflective surfaces. Phulkari of Muslim background have abstracted design elements.

Circa: 20th c

Origin: India

Material: Silk on Cotton

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 51" X 101"

Inventory number: TX4740



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