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Embroidered textiles from Punjab, popularly referred to as Phulkaris (“floral work”), are diverse in their compositions and patterns. These textiles are an integral part of the character, lives, and culture of the people in rural Punjab where they are produced. One form of Phulkaris known as Sainchis is notable for whimsical depictions of animals, birds, and human figures.
In this lecture, Dr. Cristin Sethi of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University will examine a select group of Sainchi Phulkaris and offer new ways of considering these textiles given the details of their iconographical programs and individual histories. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
Sponsored by the South Asian Arts Council
Free to SAAC Members / $10 Museum members /$15 nonmembers / $5 students, military