Phulkari – A Rich Heritage of Punjab

Ih phulkari meri maan ne kadhi, iss noo ghut ghut japhiyan paawan
(“My dear mother has embroidered this phulkari with her hands, I embrace it again and again with affection) These are lines from a traditional Punjabi song in which a woman is admiring her Phulkari dupatta. The woman had to to leave her parent’s house after getting married, and now she remembers her mother who has embroidered this dupatta for her wedding day.

We were in Punjab recently and have collected some Phulkari treasure made by rural women of Punjab.

The fabric that we’ve featured here are hand embroidered by ladies in Punjab. The embroidery on these fabrics is known as ‘Phulkari’ or ‘Phoolkari’ (dev nagri फुलकारी ) which means the art of making flowers.

Although, Phulkari is done over a thick cotton fabric, we have used pure silk fabrics for these sample pieces.  Keep visiting to know more about this art and while we write another blog post on Phulkari, please enjoy a wikipedia article about this art here:


2 thoughts on “Phulkari – A Rich Heritage of Punjab

  1. The Khadi Fest 2014 is going on in full swing. Every product that you see there is hand made and authentic. With products ranging from herbal medicines furniture, Khadi Fest 2014 has it all. With the main focus being on helping out the community, the Khadi board hires people only with little to no income.

    Come over to the Khadi Fest 2014 to see the indigenous and impeccable work that is out out by the people.

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