Punjabis a happening place and 15th largest state in India. People of Punjab are said to be very hard working. Punjab is known for Sikh temples, lush green farmsMaake di roti te Sarso da Saag and Bhangra. The folk music of Punjab is verypopular all over the country. The spinning wheel plays a significant role inthe life of women and needle work of Punjab is unique, it has beautiful namesbecause of its association with beautiful aspects of life. The traditionalPunjabi embroidery art is Phulkari.
Thepulkari word means growing flowers. This embroidery form, true to its nameincludes only floral motifs in bright colours. The rich smells and the coloursof the land of five rivers are cocooned in this art. There is sanctity to theart form as the canopy over Guru Granth Sahib; the religious book of the Sikhsis of phulkari. The artisans involved in embroidery work in Punjab are verykeen in creating several kinds of embroidery stitches on shawls, cardigans,scarves, table covers, cushion and bedspreads. Phulkaris were originally madeby Punjabi women for their own personal use. They used to design embroiderieson their garments for ceremonial occasions.
Ms. Neetu Malhotrais a Faculty with Satyam Fashion Institute, Noida