Lot 13
 

PUNJAB, CIRCA 1930
Handspun and handwoven cotton, hand embroidered with untwisted silk thread, natural dyes
50.25 x 95.5 in (128 x 243 cm)


The present lot is an all-over embroidered shawl with eyelets known as chope eyelets. Chope refers specifically to embroidery with a straight two-sided line stitch, such that the patterning is identical on both sides of the cloth. The present lot is neatly divided into a grid of small squares, each outlined in red. The squares alternate a solid colour of gold-yellow thread, with a single white flower. When seen from a distance it is the gold-yellow that dominates to create a rich and lustrous textile. Signifying joy and hopes for a harmonious family life, such shawls were often seen at weddings where they were gifted to the bride.




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  Lot 13 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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