3 things to know about phulkari, a traditional Punjabi garment

3 things to know about phulkari, a traditional Punjabi garment


So the three things that are important to know about Phulkari is: One, that this is an artistic tradition that is deeply connected with women. Women made these textiles, women used these textiles, and they were oftentimes made – many women would get together and embroider together, if not on the same piece but on their own individual pieces and wearing a phulkari, producing beautiful phulkaris was a way for a woman to showcase her artistic skills and they really were historically important symbols of feminine identity. The second thing I would say is very important to know about phulkaris is that this is a tradition that crossed past boundaries, class boundaries, religious boundaries, so this is really a very ecumenical tradition that is important to the entire region of punjab and that would be my third thing to know about phulkaris: that these are deeply connected with the region of Punjab. These are handmade, they’re made with stitches and motifs that often represent features, geographical features, social-cultural features of the region of Punjab and I think that would be another important characteristic.

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