Indian women and men looking for alluring and exquisite embroidered dress material can find a plethora of varieties. There is no dearth of choice in a country that has an extensive range of customs and cultures. Some of the popular varieties of embroideries done in India include the Zardosi embroidery, mirror embroidery, kantha embroidery and chikankari embroidery.
Zardosi embroidery dress materials are offered with intricately woven designs. These minute and appealing designs are worked upon using silver or gold zari threads. Originally, zardosi embroidery that originated in Persia was done using real authentic gold and silver zari threads, today, a variety of colored metal threads are used. This embroidery dotted with precious stones and pearls looks stunning and beautiful. Zardosi embroidery is done on sarees and dress materials in a variety of fabrics such as velvet, brocade, crepe and silk.
India is famous for its mirror embroidery. We can trace this art work’s origins to Gujarat, a state in India. Mirror work combines a variety of embroidery stitches and is done using small and large mirrors and vibrantly colourful threads. Today skilled artisans from Rajasthan, Gujarat and Orissa offer mirror work dress materials and sarees.
Skilled embroiderers from West Bengal offer the kantha embroidered dress material and sarees. This type of embroidery is done on layers of clothing and features a running stitch. In this type of embroidery, artists use a variety of images including geometric designs, floral designs, animals, human beings and mythological figures. Some of the popular types of kantha embroidery done on materials include Oaar kantha, Rumal kantha, Archilata kantha, Lep kantha, Durjani kantha and Sujani kantha.
Exclusive to the city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, the Chikankari embroidery is derived from the Persian word Chakeen which means elegant fabric patterns. Traditionally, Chikankari embroidery was done on white thread on muslin cloth. Today, it is not difficult finding Chikankari embroidered dress material in a variety of fabrics such as synthetic, chiffon, georgette, nylon, linen and cotton.
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