Phulkari Shawl

Unknown maker

  • Date: c. 1950
  • Dimensions: L: 288.5 cm, W: 186 cm
  • Medium: Embroidered cotton with coloured floss silks
  • Region: Punjab
  • Museum number: TCD.00006

Phulkari shawl embroidered with patterns, in varying bands of contrasting colours. This textile piece has three parts attached together to form a shawl.

Phulkari is a rural tradition of hand embroidery, literally meaning “flower work “, that was predominantly employed by the women of Punjab (Northwest India & Pakistan) during the 19th century, and till the beginning of the 20th century.

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