Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles Of Punjab From The Jill And Sheldon Bonovitz Collection

EditorDarielle MasonContribution byCristin Mcknight Sethi, Darielle Mason

April 18, 2017|
Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles Of Punjab From The Jill And Sheldon Bonovitz Collection by Darielle Mason
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Exquisite and labor-intensive, phulkari (“floral-work” or “flower-craft”) embroideries were originally produced by women in towns and villages across the greater Punjab, a region that today straddles Pakistan and India, from at least the early 19th century into the first decades of the 20th. Phulkaris were made from brightly colored silk thread on rough, earth-toned fabric. When done for domestic use, they functioned primarily as women’s wraps at weddings or other important events. Especially following the Punjab’s devastating partition in 1947, phulkaris were also produced as commercial exports. Focusing on a group of nineteen stunning works from the collection of Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz, Phulkari surveys the genre’s fascinating history. This is the first publication outside South Asia specifically on this art form. It also offers significant new information on the craft and its importance to personal, familial, and regional identity in the past and the present. 
Darielle Mason is the Stella Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art and head of the Department of South Asian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Title:Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles Of Punjab From The Jill And Sheldon Bonovitz Collection
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.75 X 11.5 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.75 X 11.5 X 0.98 in
Published:April 18, 2017
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300225907

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