An Embroidered Phulkari Shawl

Unknown Maker20th century

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography
Bangalore, India

A rectangular, pieced, shawl embroidered with floss silk in various colours. The central panel depicts people involved in various day-to-day activities along with various animals and birds. One of the sides depicts a moving train. The smaller panels to the sides depict rows of standing men and women with soldiers on either side. The top and the bottom are embroidered with a subtle white border. All set on a coffee ground with a green trim.

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  • Title: An Embroidered Phulkari Shawl
  • Creator: Unknown Maker
  • Date Created: 20th century
  • Physical Dimensions: L. 214 cm, W. 120 cm
  • Type: Textiles
  • Medium: Embroidered cotton, floss silk
  • Region: Punjab, North India
  • Department: Textiles, Craft & Design