The Hindi word Phulkari originates from Phul (flower) and kari (craft), literally meaning floral work or floral craft. Phulkari is an embroidery technique from Punjab, always done by hand with very fine silk threads on cotton cloth, traditionally for shawls or head-scarves and for dowries. Unfortunately, this craft in its traditional form is disappearing today, due to machine-made imitations and the practicalities of this very fine and time-consuming work in the current market.
In an attempt to revive this textile and apply it to modern-day dressing, this season, we went to India and sourced traditional phulkari specifically for these abacaxi collars, or bibs. The exact colors and intricate, geometric patterns vary from piece to piece, due to the handmade nature of the textiles.
Layer the bib under or over a dress, blouse, or sweater. We love it over a jacket or coat on Fall a evening out, and with the abacaxi drop-waist shift, ikat jumper, crop top, or dobby blouse for Spring!
You can pre-order this unique and versatile accessory now, please inquire here.