Punjab Fulkari / Phulkari vintage shawl (232 x 138cm)

£ 285.00

232 x 138 cm  //  7ft 7" x 4ft 6"

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. Allegedly 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.

A slight colour run does not detract from the joyful display

• first half 20th C (prior to 1947)

Ref. 17526

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