The art of Phulkari has emerged in the early 19th Century. Phulkari literally means, flowers-crafting and it comprises of the colorful embroidery, originating from Punjab. The thread used for the embroidery is made from silk usually golden, yellow, crimpson red, blue or green colored. These are mostly worn in traditional Punjabi festivals.
If the whole piece of cloth is embroidered, the phulkari work is called ‘baag’ (garden). If only the sides are embroidered, the work is called ‘chope’. Phulkari products range from handkerchiefs, sofa and cushion cover, table covers, bed-spreads to beautiful wall hangings.