Patiala , the land of tranquil gurudwaras, the land of flourishing agriculture, the land of gregarious people and a dynamic culture is a district headquarter in the state of Punjab. Famous for the Lassi, Ganna, Makke di Roti and Sarso da Saag, Patiala is a vibrant city inhabited majorly by Sikhs and Muslims with a plethora of crafts ranging from the famous Phulkari embroidery to the Paranda to the Tilla jutti. Crafts form an integral part of the economy of this city providing employment to many. Phullkari
Phulkari is a kind of embroidery which literally translates into flowering. It is done by Most women folk of Punjab in their free time. in Patiala, ____________ houses most artisans engaging in this craft. The process of Phulkari starts with the tracing of designs on the cloth using wooden blocks of various motifs like 1
What began as a grandmother’s duty to make a Phulkari dupatta for the bride’s trousseau, has now turned into a commercial activity with women doing it in their free time to earn money. Phulkari is done on the wrong side of the cloth with darn stitches using silk threads that generally range between ½ and ¼ inch. Design intervention has taken place in this craft in terms of fabric and products. Earlier only khaddar was used, now chiffon and crepe have also found their way in. the products have diversified from just dupattas to bed sheets, wallets, fans and cushion covers. The Phulkari cluster at thuha rajpura provides a training facility centre for Phulkari artisans. Here, the artisans have the liberty of stitching embroidered dresses and selling them in the open market. A huge positive step in boosting this craft. PARANDA
Punjab is synonymous with all things vibrant. From head to toe, literally, and the famous Paranda is no exception. With duppattas rendering the precious hair accessories invisible, the women from royal families of Patiala came up with the idea of adorning the lower ends of their braids with gold threads...
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