Amreen Kaur, Student
Chandigarh girl Amreen Kaur, 20, is the proud owner of 100 opulent phulkari dupattas, shawls and suits. Her collection boasts of
phulkaris and baghs in bright colours, adorned with rare crushed gotas like gokhru and tissue. “You don’t get such intricate work these days. These are priceless luxuries for me,” smiles the petite collector, whose treasures have been passed down by her great grandmother Hardyal Kaur. “My great grandmother used to sit in the sun and embroider phulkaris and
chopes ( phulkari done on a red cloth with embroidered borders),” she says. “Though the modern-day shift has seen phulkari work on chiffons and satins, the original embroidery was done on cotton,” says Amreen, who is currently working on making replicas of fifteen antique phulkaris with the help of karigaars in Patiala. The passionate collector is also designing kurtis and juttis using this floral embroidery for her personal wardrobe.