Tradition rules the roost here. From ingeniously made bronze and metal statues depicting Punjab’s rural life to gold and silver antique necklaces, earrings, anklets and nose rings as well as exquisite phulkari duppattas— all Punjabi handicrafts find a place here at Phulkari, the state emporium in Chandigarh. Owned by Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation ( PSIEC) Ltd, the twin- level store promotes Punjabi handicrafts and small scale industries. Named after phulkari— an exquisite traditional embroidery technique from rural Punjab, the neatly organised shop claims to have something for every home. Rustic looking brick walls house wardrobes that are stacked with clothing material. Needless to say, many of these unstitched suits and dupattas come with phulkari and bagh work on them. You can also find brightly coloured cushions, moorahas ( cane stools), mats, bedspreads, jholas ( cloth handbags) and quilts adorned with phulkari work. Art aficionados can pick from one of the traditional paintings by various schools of art like Chamba or Tanjore that are on display here as well.
S. C. O 27, Sector 17, Chandigarh
Rs 150 to Rs 1,500 ( furnishings); Rs 400 onwards ( dupattas)