Phulkari (Punjabi: ਫੁਲਕਾਰੀ); (dev nagri फुलकारी )embroidery technique from the Punjab region (divided between India and Pakistan)and literally means flower work, which was at one time used as the word for embroidery.
"Ih phulkari meri maan ne kadhi, iss noo ghut ghut japhiyan paawan" (My dear mother has embroidered this phulkari with her hands, I embrace it again and again with affection) These are lines from a traditional Punjabi song in which a woman is admiring her Phulkari dupatta. The woman had to to leave her parent’s house after getting married, and now she remembers her mother who has embroidered this dupatta for her wedding day. Although, Phulkari is done over a thick cotton fabric, we have used silk fabrics and yarns to create these unique pieces. Some of these are directly procured from the women artisans in the villages of Punjab, India. Read more about Phulkari on Wikipedia.