Fulkari is not just an art form or a style of embroidery associated with Punjab (India) but more of a cultural legacy, providing an emotional connection to folks. It is such an integral part of their culture that till date no Punjabi marriage is complete without it. In earlier times, if a girl was born in the family, their mothers used to start making the phulkaris so that it could be given at the time of her marriage.
“Phul” refers to flower and “Kaari” refers to workmanship. Phulkaari embroidery is done on various types of material with silk or resham threads in a multitude of colors contributing to a rich range of Indian wear and shawls. Phulkari also has a wealthier sibling called the Bagh that is saved for special days such as weddings and other ceremonial occasions.