Hand-sewn outfits go back to primordial times. It is thought in the initial phases of human progress, people stitched animal skins to protect themselves. However, with the economic trend, hand stitched products are found smaller in an image. For the time and determination side embroidering needs, padded goods are few. On the opposite, it still provides income to many. Due to its ‘limited edition’ quality, padded clothes/bags/footwear is usually high-priced. Native Indian outfits, especially, make extensive use of embroideries.
There are various types of embroideries; some historical, some changing and some newly found.
Native Indian fashion boasts of Chikankari for it entails great attempt and creativeness to build a chikan material. Chikan work is a successful embroidering work, prominent in the town of Lucknow. It is popular for its minute detail and excellent artwork done by white wools on without color muslins known as tanzeb.
Chikankari, as famously considered, has been presented by Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir. Reducing, sewing, publishing, embroidering, cleaning and completing are the primary procedures of this art. There are various types of Chikan work: – Taipchi work, Bakhia work, Phunda work, Murri work, Jaali work, Hathkati work, Pechni work, Ghas Patti work, etc.
The Toda embroidering has its roots in Tamil Nadu. The Nilgiri Mountains, populated by the Todu group have their design known as pugur, indicates plant.
This embroidering, like Kantha, is used by females. The embroidering decorates the shawls. The scarf, known as poothali, has red and dark groups between which the embroidering is done. As Cada Una de praise the buffaloes, buffalo grass becomes an essential design in the Toda embroidering among pleasant kaanpugur, Izhadvinpuguti, and others.
A famous Native Indian art; has origins in Rajasthan. As suggested by its name, mirror work is done to intensify the fabric. It makes a kaleidoscopic effect in the material, adds vibrancy to it. Though, it does not always mirror that fantastic as a major factor in this artwork.
Shiny materials like mica or hand-blown glass or even sequins can be a good alternative. Also, mirrors are not set in one form or design. They could be of any shape; as it is attractive on the fabric. Shiny threads of pure cotton or soft silk are relevant to this type of work.
Usually used for furnishings, this is complex embroidering that generates fantastic styles. This type is associated with Gujarat. It was known as ‘Sindhi Stitch’ in the earlier days. The great stitching and noticeable styles cover the entire space of the fabric.
The embroidering from Gujarat is not only fantastic but flexible. Abhala, for example, is an art that utilizes round pieces of mirrors set in a buttonhole stitching. Another is Kathi that is widely known for loving motifs.
Geometric motifs are designed with various colored material items, making a kind of patchwork. Ari embroidering is also famous Kutch embroidering, with soft silk threads using a hook
Also known as Kashida, Kashmiri embroidery is known for its elegance and vibrant designs. The elegance with kashida is based on the natural environment of Kashmir.
The traditional designs used in this embroidering are blossoms, creepers, mangoes, etc. The design is created by mixing one or two sew designs. The embroidering is often done on a white or a cream base, using vibrant threads to create different colors.
Sozni embroidered, or dort ukha is employed correctly to make the design on each side. This way, same designs are created each side. Kashmiri shawls are a valued ownership for every woman.
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