Founder of Phulkari
Making Phulkari Since 1947
Foundation of This Business Started after the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.
My Grandmother Late Smt.kundan Devi commenced this work after the partition when she had absolutely nothing in her hands ,but she had this great skill of making phulkaris in her hands. She earned livelihood for our family with this skill and further taught this art to many other ladies.
She taught this art to many ladies. Out of those many ladies, one is my Mother Smt.Janki Devi (Owner of Janki Phulkari). She is running this Family business from last 50 years . I am the third Generation of my family and i am also involved in the same traditional business.
Me (Lalit Kumar) and my mother Smt.Janki Devi (The Master Craftwoman of Phulkari) are running this business in tripuri town Patiala,Punjab....We are now the best in this Business and we specialise in Customised Phulkari on all types clothes as well as modern Phulkari.We make Phulkari Chunnis,Phulkari Suits,Phulkari Salwar Kameez,Phulkari sarees,Phulkari Kurtis,Phulkari Pants,Phulkari jackets,Phulkari Home Decor etc.
WHAT IS PHULKARI ?
Janki Phulkari is popularly known for its Phulkaris. In Phulkari, the embroidery on clothes is done with floss silk. It is basically done in geometric patterns. Phulkaris and Baghs are worn by women all over Punjab during festive seasons and special ocassions. These were anciently embroidered by women for their own use and for the use of their family members.
We are making phulkaris since 1947 for all the lovers of this art.
Phulkari was anciently a domestic art which not only brightened their inner soul of its creators but also brought colour to their day-to-day life. In this way, it was true folk art. Giving Phulkaris and Baghs to brides at the time of their marriages is now a trend.
Some believe that this art came from Central Asia along with tribes who migrated to India and settled in Punjab. There is also a reference of Phulkari in Vedas, Mahabharat, Guru Granth Sahib and folk songs of Punjab. Presently, phulkari embroidery is very popular since the 15th century.
The main characteristics of Phulkari embroidery are use of darn stitches on the other side of coarse cotton cloth with coloured silk threads. Punjabi women have blessed this art with various attractive designs and patterns through their skillful hands and imagination.However, these patterns and designs can be adjusted accordingly. The most prefered colour in phulkari is red and its different shades because Baghs and Phulkaris are commonly used during marriage and other festivals.