Beenish Tahir: Dresses & Phulkari from the Punjab
Beenish Tahir’s interest lies in textiles from the regions of Sindh, Swat, Baluchistan, and Punjab in Pakistan. In the video below Beenish responds to three of her favorite pieces in the Museum’s collection [T94.0873, T00.45.169, T90.0390]. Beenish is particularly interested in embroidered artifacts and woven textiles from Pakistan placed in the collection of the Textile Museum of Canada. Beenish aims to share her knowledge of Pakistani techniques and material culture with the Museum visitors.
Below are the images of the pieces that inspired Beenish to create her response. Learn more about this piece in our online collection by clicking on the live link below.
Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province, Swat, 1980 – 1990
From the Opekar / Webster Collection of the Textile Museum of Canada
Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province, Waziristan, 1930 – 1980
From the Fitzgerald Collection of the Textile Museum of Canada
Shawl (Phulkari) [T90.0390]
Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab, 1950 – 1980
Gift of J.R. Bleasby to the Textile Museum of Canada