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PHULKARI WORK
Interesting Trivia about Phulkari

• The silk thread that was traditionally used in Phulkari work was straighter than an uncoiled steel wire.

• A heavy phulkari work dupatta can cost almost as much as a banarasi silk saree.

• Phulkari embroidery makes use of the least complicated patterns to create extremely intriguing designs.

• Originally Phulkari was done as a pastime by women of Punjab. Today it is loved by the fashion industry.

• Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra adorned a Phulkari Churidar Kameez in the movie ‘Teri Meri Kahani’

• It takes at least 80 days to finish a Phulkari salwar kameez

• The first mentions of Phulkari work were found in the Punjabi text on Heer and Ranjha

• The patterns of Phulkari are neither drawn nor traced