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“Use of Phulkaris in Wedding Rituals – Social Practices in Punjab pre-1947” is a report based on an independent exploratory study that focuses on the use of Red & White Phulkaris as proof of honour in wedding rituals.
The study was conducted using a three-pronged approach: a) field interviews with senior women in Punjab b) study of published material based on fieldwork in the early ’70s and c) an examination of a group of 29 red & white phulkaris.
According to published references, the status of the family in Punjab in the past was determined by the code of honour. This code had well-developed rules that governed social behaviour and rituals to ensure compliance. Combining this paradigm with the evidence presented in the red & white phulkaris that were examined, the report proposes the hypothesis that these textiles played a crucial role in the honour rituals.
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