Sari Is A Repository Of Family Histories, Of Grandmothers And Mothers Passing On Tradition In Nine Yards. It lends Personality To The Wearer.
Among the most popular sarees worn by women of Bengal, are the ever-pleasing cotton sarees that are soft, light and very comfortable to drape.The Intricate Weaving In A Saree Tells Multicultural Tale and one such is the traditional Phulkari from Punjab. Phulkari was brought to the Indian Subcontinent by the migrant Jat people of Central Asia in ancient times.The tradition of Phulkari was associated with the Sikh heritage but was also shared with Hindus & Muslims. Phulkari has it’s origins in the famous love story of Heer & Ranjha (a love tale). It’s present form and popularity goes back to 15th century. The embroidery is simple but the color combination, stitches and the pattern makes it look spectacular and gorgeous. The art of Phulkari lies in the manipulation of patterns, colors and the length of stitches. In early days the silk thread used in embroidery was brought from Afghanistan, China and other parts of India like Kashmir and Bengal.