Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Rare Darshan Dwar Phulkari that also has the character of a Sainchi.
Showcases both, the temple doors as well as scenes from the daily life in Punjab.
We see 24 (?) humans including endearing girls carrying pots on their heads- some even two!
Further there are 4 people playing the shatranj game board.
We also see everal farm animals and the nosering / jewelry motifs that are commonly seen in Sainchis.
Rare use of black thread that is seen in only about 4 phulkaris in the Wovensouls collection (most likely wool).
Condition is generally good but the base cloth has faded in some parts that were possibly exposed to light over extended periods of time.
Given the age of the textile artwork, some deficiencies must be expected in the form of thread loss, stains, repairs etc.
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-80 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.