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Exquisite Flowery Arrangements On Fabrics

India has many locations of heirloom excellence where unique and exquisite craftsmanship has flourished over the ages and continue to enthrall as traditional art that has seamlessly fused with trending tastes to appear on fashion fabrics. A fine example of such would be the Phulkari; an ethnic offering from Punjab.

The art of Phulkari

Phulkari is the flowery pattern silk embroidery that is unique in its exquisite floral appeal. Phulkari exclusively adorns the wedding and festival salwar kameez of Punjabi women, but has also in recent times stormed the market for fashion fabrics with a new appeal in fusion. Phulkari or “flower work” is embroidery that rural women in Punjab engage in, in their spare time.

The canvas for Phulkari

Fabrics like odhni, the head cloth or shawl that forms part of a routine Punjabi woman’s attire apart from the salwar and kameez, are generally the canvas for Phulkari. Phulkari has evenly distributed motifs and exquisite panel borders embroidered on the fabric. the border would be a part of the main theme, while in Phulkari it would be different.

The way Phulkari is done

The embroidery is generally done on a heavy plain cotton fabric called Khaddar. It is done on the wrong side of it using costly floss silk called Pat. The patterns are never drawn beforehand and the threads have to be counted to get the design accurately. The densely packed floral design and other themes of everyday life hand embroidered by the womenfolk who engage in it, sometimes takes upto a year to complete.

Current Status of Phulkari

The colours of the Khaddar are generally white, red, black and blue. Darning is the most commonly used technique to make the pattern. The width of a stitch would determine the quality of the phulkari - narrower the stitch finer the work. For more complicated or unusual designs or for the borders, the herringbone stitch, the running stitch, Holbein stitch or buttonhole stitch are used.

The colour of the Pat is generally gold and silvery white symbolizing the harvest and wild flowers. Weddings and traditional festivals are the two occasions when considerations of use of Pat are pushed aside and the silk Pat finds its way to its customary place to make the fabrics on display stun onlookers with the resplendent finery.

Buy online Phulkari Salwar Kameez at Unnati Silks

There are very catchy creations of Phulkari Salwar Kameez that you can buy online at Unnati Silks. You have Handloom Bandhanis with multi-colour Phulkari work on the kameez and Bandhani prints spread across the dupatta. There are art georgette salwar suits that have designer necks, parsi embroidery borders for the kameez, multi-colour floral Phulkari bootis embroidered on the kameez and eye-filling patch borders. You also have Jaipuri silks and Jamdani cotton salwar suits that sport the multi-colour floral embroidery bootis, embroidery border and flowery pattern Chunnis.

Buy Phulkari salwar kameez online and get the Unnati advantage

Unnati Silks, largest ethnic Indian shop online provides for you to purchase shalwar suit online, unstitched or semi-stitched Phulkari salwar kamiz with matching dupatta. Shopping salwar kameez online at store with the widest range of Indian ethnic handlooms to shop Shalwar Kameez online, you can also buy designer salwar kameez online, buy Punjabi suit online and buy salwar suit online of fancy prints from the exclusive range of shalwar suits - unique, stylish salwar kameez, fancy, exclusive, designer collection of Traditional, Wedding salwars, party salwar kameez, trendy fashion, formal, corporate, office, daily casual Punjabi suits, tunics in pure silk salwars, pure cotton salwar kameez sico, art silk georgette, chiffon, dupion, tussar, organza chudidars, crepe, gicha, jute work salwar kameez,designer salwar kameez and other fabric varieties at attractive prices, wholesale and retail.

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