Phulkari Sarees For Women
Phulkari, which translates into ‘flower work’, has a history etched in the culture of Punjab. Spun from the charkha this spectacular style of embroidery is patterned on sarees, dupattas, shawls, and kurtis. The main characteristic of this embroidery is the use of darn stitch on the wrong side of cloth with colored silken thread. Phulkari was brought to the Indian Subcontinent by the migrant Jat people of Central Asia. Techniques and patterns were not documented but transmitted by teaching with words.
In the days gone by, it was an art that offered a complete freedom of creativity. Motifs used were a representation of the dear and sundry values of Punjab. Since it was essentially a communal activity, colors and shades were somewhat run-of-the-mill, however, the fact that most of the women were experts in Phulkari would make even the mediocre look exquisite.
Add a touch of the traditions of Punjab by including an exquisite phulkari saree from Limeroad.
A Floral Masterpiece
The phulkari embroidery took a backseat with the division of India and Pakistan. However, it soon sprang back up to be an evergreen style statement. Even though there is a huge demand for Phulkari work till date, there are limited credible sources left from where one can purchase a hand-woven Phulkari fabric. With the bittersweet commercialization of the needlework, quicker methods of production were devised. Thread by thread, each motif is created in a geometric grid, which was a peculiar technique for coming up with a curvilinear final output. Long and short darn stitch was put to clever use for creating horizontal, vertical and diagonal thread work, inspired by the routine of the artists, flowers, and animals.
There are many variations in the types of phulkari work available on the sarees. Some of them are:
A phulkari saree mixed and matched with ethnic jewelry in contrast colors looks admirable. Accessorize your saree with oxidized silver jewelry for a complete traditional look. It is traditionally considered a bridal outfit, the Phulkari is till date widely worn during the wedding season in a family. Bright reds, oranges, and blues add a vibrant and joyous touch to the celebrations. Nonetheless, lighter phulkari sarees dyed in sober colors make elegant daily wears. So without much ado, get these amazing sarees from Limeroad today! Happy shopping to you!