The colourful and beautiful embroidery that is done in the State of Punjab is known as Phulkari. It is a specialised embroidery. Phulkari means flower craft or art with flowers. Colourful silk threads are used to create flower patterns on the cloth. The embroidery as the name signifies is restricted to floral patterns.
The end result is a rich tapestry of beautifully woven colourful flowers .
The base fabric is typically cotton cloth . The stitch is done on the wrong side of the cloth to give a beautiful finish on the top. The mix of colourful silk threads creates a beautiful and exciting design .
It is hand embroidered and is worn by women on festive occasions and on marriages .Dupattas and veils are popular with phulkari embroidery,
It was part of the bridal trousseau. Phulkari is an ancient craft and there are references in the Vedas & Mahabarata about Phulkari.
The Punjab Government Emporium in Delhi is known as Phulkari. Such is the popularity of the embroidery.
It is available in Delhi