A sculpture with a man wrapped in cloths, covering his face. One arm is behind him, the other across his chest and is bare. The colors are reds, gold, blue and black paints. The sculpture has a base and it looks like a corner of a wall with the man standing on the end.
Phulkari Shawl with Stylized Floral Patterns arranged in 54 squares
India, Eastern Punjab
This piece of brick red cloth is covered with geometric patterns in tones of red, greenish yellow, white and orange. Along the top and bottom edges (if the piece were vertical) are border grids made up of 6 squares with triangular patterns of thread inside them. The main body of the phulkari is a 6 by 9 square grid, each box housing a stylized floral pattern made from embroidery.
Phulkari (woman's head covering) with peacock designs
Artist Unknown, India, Punjab
This is a red cloth covered with geometric patterns and abstract forms in the shape of peacocks. The designs and peacocks are multicolored and depicted in a repetitive format with the birds arranged in five columns and nine rows.
Object Creation Date
1st half of 20th century
Medium and Support
white, green, magenta, and indigo silk floss embroidery on madder-dyed cotton