Phulkari COURSE

Course Code: AMH/Q001

Duration: Three Months


Phulkari (Punjabi: ਫੁਲਕਾਰੀ) refers to the folk embroidery of the Punjab. Although Phulkari means floral work,
the designs include not only flowers but also cover motifs and geometrical shapes.The main characteristics
of Phulkari embroidery are use of darn stitch on the wrong side of coarse cotton cloth with coloured silken
thread. Punjabi women create innumerable alluring and interesting designs and patterns by their skilful
manipulation of the darn stitch.

Senchi Phulkari

The senchi phulkari usually has jewellery or bird motifs. This authentic design is heavily embellished and
this is why it is preferred as a bridal wear in many parts of our country. The Textile Courses will
teach you different and easy ways to stitch this unique design.


We all have seen fabrics that has both mirror work and embroidery. This is the none other than the chhamas
phulkari. The mirrors are either stitched or pasted on the fabric and the borders are stitched with yellow
or grey coloured thread.

Darshan Dwar

Darshan Dwar is a type of Phulkari which was made as an offering or bhet (presentation). It has panelled
architectural design. The pillars and the top of the gate are filled with latticed geometrical patterns.
Sometimes human beings are also shown standing at the gate


Neelak Phulkari is made of a black or red background with yellow or bright red embroidery. The color of the
phulkari is mixed with metals.


The til (sesame) patra has decorative embroidery which is spread out as if spreading sesame seeds.
The term tilpatra means “the spreading of seeds”.

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