Colours of Punjab

Vand Khao Khand Khao

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Vand Khao Khand Khao

Vand khao khand khao - Guru Nanak Dev Its means to share what you have and contribute for a worthy cause. We at JustPhulkari strongly believe in this teaching of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. So last week when we were visiting our Phulkari artists in a small village in Punjab, we reached a small school where their children study. Its a primary school and the facilities are always meagre there. We spoke to the principal and discussed their current needs. As per her suggestions, we gifted chairs and an almirah for setting up the library in their school. They already...

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Empowering Phulkari Artists - Karamjit Kaur

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  We are very fortunate to have her in JustPhulkari family. She is the senior most member we have on board. She is almost 60 and has been doing Phulkari embroidery since childhood. Her eyes are weak now but she is so fond of Phulkari that she can do a full saree in about 3 weeks.  She adores her grandson and granddaughter who go to school. Their education is of prime importance to the family. Her husband doesn't keep well and is bedridden. JustPhulkari is supporting these artisans by offering them fair wages and other facilities for their wonderful work. The...

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Empowering Phulkari Artists - Baljinder Kaur

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  She has been doing embroidery since childhood but had quit because she was not getting paid for the hardwork one needs to put in Phulkari embroidery. With JustPhulkari, Baljinder has started embroidery again and is creating magic on a saree. This typical design in Phulkari with geometric floral motifs is a difficult one and takes a lot of time to complete. But the result is worth this long wait. She lives in a small village with her family. One of her sons could not pursue further education because of the financial condition of their family. But she is making...

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Empowering Phulkari Artists - Jasbir Kaur

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Jasbir was in school when she got married at the age of 14. Today, at 25 years of age, she has 3 daughters- 10, 9 & 2 year old. Her husband works as a daily wager. They have a big family to feed as Jasbir’s brother in law passed away a few years ago, leaving behind his family which has 4 kids. Between Jasbir & her husband, they have pledged to educate all 7 kids of the family. But more often than not, they fall short of meeting their kids’ stationery requirements and other expenses. Jasbir has been doing Phulkari...

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Phulkari - Motley of Colors

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Phulkari - Motley of Colors

‘Kadh kasida pehreh choli, ta tum jano naari’ – Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Guru Granth Sahib (Only then you will be considered an accomplished lady when you will embroider yourself your own blouse) Phulkari (Phul – Floral, Kari – work) means flower work. Phulkari has an emotional, social and cultural value that is rate to find in any other form of embroidery. Embroidered with silk thread on cotton base, Phulkari is made by mothers for her daughters and daughters-in-law. Richly embroidered Phulkaris are an integral part of every auspicious occasion in Punjab. Phulkari is a part of every bride’s...

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