“Nabha Phulkari” of Phulkari Mehla SHG group was initiated by The Nabha foundation. The Foundation works to revitalize traditional arts and crafts as the corner stone for a home based self-employment industry for the women of Nabha Phulkari means floral craft. It is a traditional craft in which the embroidery is done in a simple and sparse design with closely packed parallel stitches arranged in geometric patterns, with gorgeous glowing colours blending in and resembling a carpet of flowers in full bloom. The traditional Phulkari needlework is a labour of love of A embroiderer. Phulkari was an art that offered complete freedom of creativity.
This unique coasters has been crafted exclusively for you by a woman artisan from a village in Nabha, using the indigenous skills of Phulkari. Adding to the uniqueness of this piece, the embroidery was done on a natural hand-woven cotton fabric. The technique used is by counting of threads. Motifs used were an adroit representation of the dear and sundry values of Punjab. Phulkari was a reflection of routine and regular life of a typical Punjabi woman
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Phulkari literally means flower work. Densely embroidered motifs, barely revealing the base fabric is Bagh (garden). Time was, when on the birth of a son, during weddings and festive seasons, women all over Punjab sported Phulkari and Bagh odhnis. It was a personal craft, an expression of one’s creative urge. Usually a group activity for women, Phulkari means floral craft. It is traditional embroidery done in a simple and sparse design with closely packed parallel stitches arranged in geometric patterns with gorgeous glowing colors blending in a silky shimmer resembling a carpet of flowers in full bloom. The most spectaculars called Bagh or "flower garden" are embroidered with closely packed designs to resemble a dense carpet of flowers in full bloom The needlework on a particular piece is usually a labour of love of a single embroiderer, for the excellence of the embroidery lies in the uniformity of the smooth silk stitches. Originally Phulkari patterns were done...