PHULKARI

From the golden fields of Punjab, India proudly presents another incredible regional art called the Phulkari. Literally meaning flower work, the Phulkari is the pride and possession of the state, bearing with it ages of history, traditions, nostalgia and love. Historically, it was introduced in the region by the migrant Jats of Central Asia and later included into Sikh and Hindu-Muslim heritage. Phulkari is unique in its process of making as well as its patterns because it uses long darn stitches on the wrong side of the cloth with coloured silk threads to create multifaceted geometric grids. These grids  are presented horizontally and diagonally to represent different scenes, mainly with flowers taking centrestage. As far back as the 15th century, the Phulkari played an important part of Punjabi literature where it is mentioned in Heer Ranjha by Waris Shah in 1766.

The motifs spun by the artists in the untwisted floss of silk are diverse and includes scenes of love, gardens, flowers, animals etc. and forms a crux of the rich Punjabi culture. Honouring this regional art, Voylla presents their customers with a range of Phulkari-inspired adornments including earrings and necklaces that are made on gold-plated or silver bases. It uses the signature geometric grids of the Phulkari and incorporates them with chandelier earrings, tokri earrings and necklaces of various lengths. It has successfully mixed with the original floral motifs and the geometric patterns in colours of pink, green and blues.

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