Artist/maker unknown, Punjabi
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In addition to being worn as shawls, phulkariswere used in the house as temporary upholstery and hangings. They might be placed on charpoys (woven cots) for special guests to sit on, draped over dowry chests, or hung in homes during religious festivals. A devotee might also have presented a phulkari to a Hindu temple or to a gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) as a gift for a deity or as a covering for the Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book. This example would have looked particularly appealing draped over a charpoy, chest, or holy book.