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A Rare Darshan Dwar Phulkari Bagh
Silk floss embroidery on coarse hand woven cotton.
Darshan Dwars are rarely available for sale as these are used as offerings in Gurudwaras – the temple of the Sikh community. As this community is wealthy, such pieces hardly ever come up for sale adn are treasure by collectors.
PATTERN / MOTIF: Darshan Dwar depicting the Gates of Heaven / The Golden Temple a Place of Worship of the Sikh community
BASE CLOTH MATERIAL: Handwoven Cotton
BASE CLOTH COLOR: Rust
NUMBER OF PANELS IN BASE CLOTH: 3
STITCH LAYOUT TYPE: Plain along with the unique stitch that is seen mainly in darshan Dwars that makes use of negative space to create diamond motifs
SIZE: 131cm x 236cm / 50″ x 94″
AGE: Age Unknown
REGION: Punjab, Undivided India
NOTES: 1)Rare devotional textile offered by Sikhs at their place of worship
2) Long edges have been embroidered to seal and protect the textile
THREAD LOSS: Some thread loss seen in purple silk thread
STAINS: Some minor color transfer stains seen
HOLES / TEARS / REPAIRS: None seen
PRICE IN US$.
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.