Buy Recording : ONLINE PHULKARI WORKSHOP WITH REKHA MAN (with materials)

Beginner Friendly Materials Included


 This workshop is now over and you can buy recording.

This workshop was two classes of two hours each for beginners and was conducted over zoom - adults or children above 8 years can join

We would be learning the basic stitches of Phulkari in this 2 day workshop (there are 20 different traditional motifs). Bookings will be open for first 10 participants only till the 30th of April.

‘Phul‘ (flower) and ‘Kari‘ (work) has been an intricate part of Punjabi culture -it is done with untwisted floss silk yarn called pat and typically produced with the use of darn style stitching on the opposite side of the material.

About the Artist: Rekha Man, is a national awardee in the craft of Phulkari and has also founded a non profit in Patiala to empower many rural women with this craft. 

The following materials will be sent for this workshop: 

  • Embroidery Frame (  6 * 6 inch)
  • Thimble
  • Small Scissors
  • Needle (1 packet)
  • Silk thread- 4 colours
  • Seam Ripper
  • Measuring tape
  • Handkerchief and cotton cloth

    We hope you can join us to support the arts and artists.

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    Art Form


    Flowers and colors crafted in various geometrical patterns clout together to form up the art of ‘Phulkari’. This exceptionally beautiful embroidery is believed to have come from the lands of Persia. This word first appeared in Punjabi literature in the 18th century. Waris Shah's Heer Ranjha describes the trousseau of Heer and lists various articles of clothing with Phulkari among them. It is the rural handcrafted embroidery culture of Punjab, often known as Punjab folk embroidery. Despite the fact that Phulkari denotes flowery work, the designs in this needlework incorporated themes, geometrical patterns, and forms in addition to flowers. The Phulkari needlework is colourful and vivid in general, adding brightness to people's life. Phulkari embroidery is very popular all over the world. It was created by women and honours female empowerment.

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