International Journal of Home Science
2021, VOL. 7 ISSUE 1, PART B
Re-fashioning the traditional manipuri Phanek with Phulkari embroidery
Author(s): Saikhom Debina Chanu and Sumeet Grewal
The present study was conducted to re-fashion the hand woven Manipuri phanek with phulkari embroidery. Ten traditional Manipuri phaneks were selected and fifteen phulkari motifs were chosen according to their suitability for being used on the phaneks. A total of ten phulkari designs were developed using different motifs and colour combination on computer using COREL DRAW X8. Three different colour combinations for each design were developed and the design given the highest weighted mean score for design placement and highest modal frequency for colour combination by a panel of ten judges were selected. Thus, five best designs were finalised for preparing phulkari embroidered phaneks. The phaneks were prepared by embroidering phulkari motifs with pat thread in different colours according to the designs finalised. For studying the consumer acceptance of prepared phaneks, a questionnaire was prepared to record the preferences of the eighty college going students, forty from Punjab and forty from Manipur. The consumers preferred phanek P1 for suitability of combination of motif, phanek P2 for colour combination and phanek P3 for uniqueness of design, wokmanship of embroidery and overall appearance. Phanek P1 was the most preferred from the respondents of both the states of Punjab and Manipur. Cost evaluation was done by adding thirty percent profit to cost price and selling price was calculated. Majority of the respondents found the selling price as appropriate. Hence, phulkari embroidered phaneks hold a good commercial potential as these were highly acceptable to the consumers and also economically viable.
How to cite this article:
Saikhom Debina Chanu, Sumeet Grewal. Re-fashioning the traditional manipuri Phanek with Phulkari embroidery. Int J Home Sci 2021;7(1):82-86.