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Friday, June 23, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Mar 12, 2017 To Jul 09, 2017


Detail: This exhibition features exquisite embroidered textiles of western Indian and Pakistan made primarily in the 19th and first half of the 20th century before the Partition of India and Pakistan following independence from Britain in 1947. Ornate and labor-intensive, phulkari (“flower-work”) embroidery were made by women for weddings and other special events. Drawing from research to explicate the history, technique, designs, and cultural uses of phulkaris, this exhibition celebrates the extraordinary gift by Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz of nineteen phulkaris to the Museum.

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