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ALEPH ID 000418776
OCLC Number (OCoLC)959033337 (OCoLC)959803307 (OCoLC)980456607 (OCoLC)980988267 (OCoLC)1008522293
Main Entry LinkPhulkari (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Title Phulkari : the embroidered textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz collection / edited by Darielle Mason ; with essays by Cristin McKnight Sethi and Darielle Mason.
Imprint Philadelphia, PA : Philadelphia Museum of Art ; New Haven, CT ; London : in association with Yale University Press, [2017]
Description 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 23 x 30 cm
Notes Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 12-July 9, 2017.
Bibliographic Note Includes bibliographical references (page 95).
Summary 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.
Subjects LinkBonovitz, Sheldon M. -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
LinkBonovitz, Jill (Jill F.) -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Subjects LinkEmbroidery -- India -- Punjab -- Exhibitions.
LinkTextile fabrics -- India -- Punjab -- Exhibitions.
LinkFolk art -- India -- Punjab -- Exhibitions.
LinkEmbroidery -- Private collections -- United States -- Exhibitions.
LinkTextile fabrics -- Private collections -- United States -- Exhibitions.
LinkFolk art -- Private collections -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Other Authors LinkMason, Darielle, editor.
LinkSethi, Cristin McKnight.
Other Authors LinkPhiladelphia Museum of Art, organizer, host institution.
Additional Titles Embroidered textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz collection
ISBN 0300225903
9780876332757 (PMA)
0876332750 (PMA)

Library Holdings Library Stacks / Regular loan
NK9276.A3 P857 2017
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