Reflecting the True Essence of a Punjabi Wedding


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 lehanga to an angarskha or saris, they can grace any wedding dress with its unique design known as baghs (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 Phulkari artist.

The modern twist on this floral artwork is creating quite a buzz. Designers besotted with this art form are aiming to expand the appeal of these floral motifs while tweaking it just a little bit. “From wedding prospective, Phulkari have seen a great upheaval recently. However, it’s important to pay attention to finer nuances like proper selection of thread, cloth and embellishment. Especially, the daring stiches, which lend the authenticity to the material, need utmost precision and craftsmanship,” adds Sandhu.

Honey Sandhu is one of the best Chandigarh based Indian & Pakistani Bridal Wear Designer. She is one of the top fashion designers in Chandigarh who are having a wide range of designer Indian wedding dresses, Pakistani sharara, Pakistani wedding lehanga, Phulkari odhnis & many more.

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