Lot 3
 

EAST PUNJAB (NOW HARYANA), CIRCA 1930
Handspun and handwoven cotton, embroidered with untwisted silk thread, natural dyes
50.25 x 95.25 in (128 x 242 cm)


This exceptionally vibrant and effusive Darshan Dwar has a band of colourful scenes of village life embroidered along and between the mirroring rows of shrine gates. Human figures are interspersed with sheaves of corn, a bullock cart, horses, pairs of peacocks and myriad other birds. The richly embroidered present lot depicts figures which sometimes represent the presence of the deity within the shrines, and at other times, is the worshipper. In some cases, the mehrab or niche, encloses the object of the wish to be fulfilled. There is a takhti, or wooden writing tablet on which the son learns to write, and the jewellery which the woman longs to possess through her embroidery. A black crow heralds the arrival of the beloved.




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  Lot 3 of 82  

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

Estimate
$4,550 - 6,065
Rs 3,00,000 - 4,00,000

Winning Bid
$4,860
Rs 3,20,760
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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