is 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 farms
Maake di roti te Sarso da Saag and Bhangra. The folk music of Punjab is very
popular all over the country. The spinning wheel plays a significant role in
the life of women and needle work of Punjab is unique, it has beautiful names
because of its association with beautiful aspects of life. The traditional
Punjabi embroidery art is Phulkari.
pulkari word means growing flowers. This embroidery form, true to its name
includes only floral motifs in bright colours. The rich smells and the colours
of the land of five rivers are cocooned in this art. There is sanctity to the
art form as the canopy over Guru Granth Sahib; the religious book of the Sikhs
is of phulkari. The artisans involved in embroidery work in Punjab are very
keen in creating several kinds of embroidery stitches on shawls, cardigans,
scarves, table covers, cushion and bedspreads. Phulkaris were originally made
by Punjabi women for their own personal use. They used to design embroideries
on their garments for ceremonial occasions.
Ms. Neetu Malhotra is a Faculty with Satyam Fashion Institute, Noida