Honor Rituals & Phulkari Shawls - A Hypothesis by WOVENSOULS
Proposed on the basis of findings of exploratory research conducted in the field
The study was conducted by Jaina Mishra using a three-pronged approach.
a) Field interviews were conducted with senior women in several towns in Punjab.
b) Published material based on fieldwork in the early '70s was studied
c) A large group of rare red & white phulkaris were examined.
According to published references, the status of the family in Punjab in the past (1800s) was determined by the code of honour.
This code had well-developed rules that governed social behaviour. To ensure compliance to these rules, traditional rituals were practiced. 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.
Read more of this research on the WOVENSOULS website.
Link to the report: https://wovensouls.com/
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