The Phulkari Project

Phulkari, which literally translates into ‘flower work’, has a history etched in the culture of Punjab. Spun from the Charkha, this spectacular style of embroidery is a face of fashion that finds its first mentions in Punjabi folklore of the romantic protagonists Heer and Ranjha, Phulkari is a dream weaver for every Punjabi girl. Kiran Singh tries to explore the history as well as the lived truth of Phulkari through the tales of his mother, Surjit Kaur, and through the language and history expert Harjinder Singh Thind.