Embroidered phulkari-style panel from Hazara Division, Pakistan

Embroidered panel from Hazara Division, Pakistan, mid-20th century. Embroidered panel from Hazara Division, Pakistan, mid-20th century. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2018.2744.

The Textile Research Centre in Leiden, the Netherlands, houses an embroidered panel that originates from the Hazara Division, east of the Indus river, and forming part of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province (TRC 2018.2744). The capital of the Hazara Division is Abbottabad.

The panel is decorated with large diamonds, triangles, small hexagons and zig-zag patterns. The embroidery is worked in darning stitch in magenta and dark red silk. The embroidery is related to the phulkari work from the same area and neighbouring Puanjab.

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 25th August 2018).

GVE

Last modified on Friday, 31 August 2018 15:04

Related items