Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Immersive exposure and study of the 29 white-base phulkaris led to certain observations.
Supplemented by readings of published material (Cooney (2019), Hershman (1981) and Ibbetson (1939)) led to the formation of a hypothesis.
To determine the plausibility of this hypothesis fieldwork was conducted in 8 towns in Punjab with senior ladies in 2019.
The findings of this exploratory study – termed “breakthrough” by a collector-client who is a well-traveled public figure – have been presented with love and respect for the people and traditions of Punjab of that era.
The report is available in the link below:
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