Phulkari (flower work) is purely a domestic art practiced by women from Punjab to embellish shawls that are used as head cover. This kind of embroidered shawl is draped around the bride immediately after the marriage ceremony. Married women wear the bagh phulkari on festive occasions. The present shawl has a wheat motif all over and is meant for covering the head.
The feeling of a bride is very well explained in this traditional Punjabi song – “This phulkari has been embroidered by my dear mother; I affectionately embrace it again and again”.