This Saree is Without Blouse. Phulkari (Phul=flower| Kari=work) is the most famous rural embroidery tradition of Punjab| mentioned in the Punjabi of Heer Ranjha by Waris Shah. Its present form and popularity goes back to 15th century| during Maharaja Ranjit Singh?s reign. Phulkari also means headscarf| and it comes from the 19th century tradition of carrying an odhani or a head-scarf with flower patterns. Its distinctive property is that the base is a dull hand-spun or khadi cloth| with bright coloured threads that cover it completely| leaving no gaps. It uses a darn stitch done from the wrong side of the fabric using darning needles| one thread at a time| leaving a long stitch below to form the basic pattern.