Indian embroidery

cotton.  Embroidery on Leather. life and style even into articles of everyday use. and silk is done all over the country. velvet.  Embroidery adds grace and elegance. net. .HISTORY OF INDIAN EMBROIDERY  Indian Embroidery takes its inspiration from nature and religion.  Embroidery is an art rightly described as "painting by needle".

animals. The patterns used in embroidery have always been related to floral. it is the means and art of decoration. almost anything that one can think of in fabric. furnishings. geometric and religious. . decoration of clothes. bed covers.  It is not just an expression.

TYPES OF INDIAN EMBROIDERIES Kasuti Of Karnata Appliqué Craft Of Orissa Kantha Of Bengal Embroidery Of Rajasthan Metal Embroidery .

.  Kantha can also be used to describe a style of necklace that lies close to the throat and is open at the back.KANTHA OF BENGAL  INTRODUCTION : Kantha is still the most popular form of embroidery practiced by rural women. with a simple running stitch along the edges. The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done with soft dhotis and saris.

 STITCHES USED : Running Stitch. Satin Stitch & Split Stitches . sky and space. Herringbone Stitch. . Deep Blue and Red symbolizing the three basic aspects of nature namely the earth.  COLOURS USED : The colors commonly used are Black. Stem Stitch.

 TYPES :       Archilata Kantha Baiton Kantha Durjani / Thalia Kantha Lep Kantha Oaar Kantha Sujani Kantha Rumal Kantha .

 The history of Kasuti dates back to the Chalukya Period.  The name Kasuti is derived from the words KAI (meaning hand) and SUTI (meaning cotton).KASUTI EMBROIDERY OF KARNATAKA  INTRODUCTION: Kasuti is a traditional form of embroidery practiced in the state of Karnataka. India. .

 It is said that the LAMBANI CLAN left their traditional home of Rajasthan and settled down in Karnataka and brought the Kasuti Craft along with them.  Kasuti is traditionally made on dress wear like iikat and kanchivaram sarees. .  The KHDC holds a Geographical Indication protection for Kasuti Embroidery which provides Intellectual Property rights on Kasuti to KHDC.

Orange. . Yellow and Purple.  COLOURS USED : The colors traditionally used in Kasuti are brighter shades of Red. STITCHES USED : Gavanti ( line or double running stitch ) and Murgi ( zigzag lines done with a darning stitch ). Negi Stitch and Menthi Stitch.

shawls. .RAJASTHAN’S EMBROIDERY  INTRODUCTION : The embroidery work of Rajasthan are part of its tradition. bed covers and in many more others. skirts.  The women of Rajasthan are expert in this field and can make very attractive embroidery works on various clothes like in quilts.

.  But. wall hangings and animal trappings. were involved in embroideries like Zardozi and Danka.  Rajasthani men.  Jaiselmer is the trade centre for embroidery and mirror work items. traditionally. These beautiful work need to be encouraged as it is highly praised by the tourists all over the world. now it is mainly used as an occupation. It is also used to beautify the household items like bedspreads.

.  Fine example of the craft is the enormous Appliqué Canopies.APPLIQUE CRAFT OF ORISSA  INTRODUCTION : Appliqué work in Orissa also originated as a temple art.

. birds. leaves & other decorative motifs & stitching them on a piece of cloth that can be used as a lamp shade.  Small mirrors & bright metal pieces are used in this work. a hand bag or even a garden umbrella.  A few of them. flowers.  The village of PIPLI in Orissa is the site of beautiful Appliqué work created by artists. won National Awards for their crafts. This art is the process of cutting colored cloth into shapes of animals.

Chikan. Buttonhole etc. . Guntha. Turpa.  COLOURS USED :-  Four basic traditional colors – Red. while Green has been added in comparatively recent times. White & Black are used. STITCHES USED :-  Bakhia. Yellow.

 The term Gold Work is used even when the threads are imitation Gold. . Silver or Copper.  Gold work is an art of embroidery using Metal Threads.METAL EMBROIDERY  INTRODUCTION : Gold work was originally developed in ASIA.

they have always been Gold coated |& it often contains a very low % of real Gold. The Metal wires used to make the threads have never been entirely gold . .  Metal Threads are also available in Colors.

Plate. COLOURS USED : Colors commonly used in this embroidery are – Gold. Rococco. Twists or Torsade. Silver & Copper. Buillion or Purl. Lizerine. Freize or Check purl. Jaceron or Pearl purl. Flat worm or Oval Thread. Paillettes or Spangles. . Milliary wire. Crincle Cordonnet. Faconnee or Crimped purl. Japan Thread.  TYPES OF METAL THREADS : Passing Thread.

. Intricate designs and brilliantly colored patterns have infused a beauty of their own onto fabrics.CONCLUSION  Embroidery as an art form has enhanced our civilization. making it more aware of the beauty that can be created with a needle and a thread. adding to their value and worth.

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