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At the Philadel­phia Mu­seum of Art, phulkari has taken cen­trestage with an ex­hi­bi­tion that took off in March and will go on till July. Phulkari: The Em­broi­dered Tex­tiles of Pun­jab from the Jill and Shel­don Bonovitz Col­lec­tion has on dis­play rare pieces of the art that ranges be­tween the pe­ri­ods of mid 19th cen­tury and 1947. It also has on dis­play the works of de­signer Man­ish Mal­ho­tra. He says, “I’ve been in­vited to speak at the mu­seum on April 28 and I’m over­whelmed with the hon­our. It’s a mat­ter of pride that our tra­di­tional art and craft is not only be­ing re­spected, but also be­ing hon­oured on a global plat­form.” Some of his phulkari de­signs with a con­tem­po­rary twist (R) are a part of the ex­hi­bi­tion.

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