Punjab Fulkari / Phulkari vintage shawl (216 x 125cm)

£ 320.00

216 x 125 cm  //  7ft 1" x 4ft 1"

Such animated and joyful shawls are fully embroidered in silk floss onto a hand-spun and woven soft cotton ground. Credited as being from the previously mixed race population of Western Punjab, now in present day Pakistan. Supposedly the product of Hindu artisans for their feudal Muslim patrons and evidenced by their disappearance in these forms in the post partition of Pakistan and India.

• first half 20th C (prior to 1947)

Ref. 17525

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