Antique Traditional (4) Silk Embroidered Indigo Phulkari Panel : early C20th Hissar District, Punjab
Dating from the late 19th early 20th century a panel of traditional hand indigo ‘khaddar’ hand loomed cotton cloth displaying Phulkari work of the Bishnui caste of Bhantinda/Hissar District, hand embroidered with glossy gold yellow silk Phulkari work. They also have embroidered mirror work.
Phulkari translating as literally field of flowers, these panels were made originally as ‘Gaghra’ or skirt panels which would have been gathered into a waist band and tied around the waist.
We have four panels to sell, please see our other listings to choose which panel or panels you are interested in as each one is different and has its own idiosyncrasies and charm.
They would make a wonderful interiors project and work well as curtain panels with linen borders down either side. This panel has been made into a curtain panel at some point and is lined with a pinky colour curtain lining and has a small narrow strip running along the narrower edge. We have photographed it horizontally and vertically.
As old and loved textiles some flaws, small holes, historic repairs, the patina of age and signs of wear are to be expected and are part of the textiles history.
Panel (4) measurements:
198 x 100cm (78 x 39.5 inches)