Lot 2
 

EAST PUNJAB (NOW HARYANA), CIRCA 1930
Handspun and handwoven cotton, embroidered with untwisted silk thread, natural dyes
53 x 80.5 in (135 x 205 cm)


Darshan Dwars were sacred textiles, made by a devotee as an offering to a temple, a gurdwara, or any shrine for the fulfilment of a vow. They generated a sense of anticipation and excitement as people prayed at the door of the temple. The darshan dwar literally translated, is the entrance to the abode of the Divine, where the worshipper yearns for the fulfilment of her prayers.

The present lot depicts a row of darshan dwars lining a central band that alludes to flowing water. The composition balances the rigidity of the architecture with the organic pattern of the waves. The wave pattern is enlarged and echoed on the two borders across the ends of the piece.




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  Lot 2 of 82  

WOVEN TREASURES: TEXTILES FROM THE JASLEEN DHAMIJA COLLECTION
19-20 OCTOBER 2016

Estimate
$2,275 - 3,790
Rs 1,50,000 - 2,50,000

RESERVE NOT MET













 



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