REFLECTING THE TRUE ESSENCE OFA PUNJABI WEDDING; TE PERFECT RIOT OF COLORS WITH TRADITION AND EXTRAVAGANCE, THESE HERITAGE PIECES ARE HAUTE ON THE BRIDAL COUTURE LIST!
The phulkari, a traditional handwork passed on as a blessing through generations, is the true essence of the wedding wardrobe in Punjab. A class apart, this 600-year-old heirloom is the modern-day rendition of an era that exudes radiance and eternal beauty. “It’s a timeless tradition in Punjab to gift phulkari to the daughters on wedding. Initially, this artwork was restricted to the four walls of the house with the involvement of all the womenfolk of the family. Today, It’s as much a fashion as a tradition, ‘shares Honii Sandhu, a Chandigarh-based Fashion Designer. From dupatta to a lehenga to an angarskha or saris, they can grace any wedding dress with its unique design known as bagh (garden). “What makes it unique, is the fact that even though the embroidery is done on the reverse, the pattern takes shape on the front, “shares Gulneet Kaur, a phulkaris artiest.