Phulkari – Leaflet

Series nameCraft

This is a leaflet for an exhibition exhibiting the ‘Phulkari’ or “flower work” – threadwork, embroidered by women in Asia. The images on the leaflet depict women working on this traditional craft. The ‘Phulkari’ exhibiton showcased the work of thirty-five women. Their embroidered looms were mounted onto carved wooden screens. Related workshops were also held by artist Ranbir Babrah. The exhibition toured for three months at Norton Hall, Sampad, at mac Birmingham, the UK Asian Womens Centre, Sparkhill Cultural Centre, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Sparkbrook Family Centre, Saltley Centre and the Lord Mayor’s Procesion at Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham.

Date of Creation / Publication1996
Associated Person/ OrganisationRay, Piali
Collection and Reference NumberSampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)
Catalogue NumberSA/CR/1
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Sampad
Series notesWithin the Crafts sector, Sampad's initiatives are carried out in partnership with Birmingham based Craftspace Touring. The main emphasis of the partnership is to work with diverse crafts people in education and community contexts. Together, Sampad and Craftspace Touring support new craft work, exhibitions and special events.
Collection notesSampad was founded in 1990, under the directorship of Piali Ray OBE. The arts organisation was established to strengthen the infrastructure of South Asian arts in the West Midlands and Birmingham region. Due to Director Piali Ray's background as a dancer, this South Asian arts development agency has retained its strengths in dance, however its current remit is much wider, covering cross art forms of music, theatre, crafts and literature within education and community environments.