EMBROIDERIE OF GUJARAT

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CONTENT
INTRODUCTION
Places Threads Fabric

and colours

TYPES OF EMBROIDERIES
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KUTCH KATHIWAR
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CONCLUSION

Gujarat, often called the Manchester of the East Oldest textiles were created in Gujarat and they were in great demand in other parts of Asia Embroidery, in Gujarat, is akin to ritual decoration and can be found everywhere The motifs are inspired by daily life; ancient belief and

rituals but they vary from place to place and are passed
down over the centuries from mother to daughter
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Bhuj    Mandavi Bhavnagar  Jamnagar 4 .Places .

Threads and Colors  Cotton and untwisted silk in colors red. violet. brown. black. white. green. Other colors being royal blue. orange. purple. magenta. 5 . pink and yellow are rarely used. sky blue. maroon. parrot green. often used. yellow.

navy blue. light yellow. white. casement. green. 6  In  Today . parrot green. is expensive. the colors included are sky blue. magenta and black. Ahmedabad.Fabric  Silk and occassionly satin fabric. poplin. yellow. pink. violet.  Silk  Brought from Bombay. brown. orange. turquoise. maroon. blue and cream. khadi. Surat and Porbander colors of red.

KUTCH GUJARATI EMBROIDERIES KATHIAWAR 7 .

cholis.toran etc. 8 .KUTCH EMBROIDERY  Believed to be taught to mochis by muslim phakeer of sindh   northwestern Gujarat Articles of ruraluse and personal clothing like ghagras.

KUTCH BANJARA MIRROR INDIAN TAPESTRY WALL HANGING QUILT 9 .

AHIR BHARAT MOCHI BHARAT KANBI BHARAT RABARI WORK KUTCH REPRESENTED BY 10 .

MOCHI BHARAT Ari Embroidery help of an awl it represents a cobbler’s stitch Chain stitch done in silk or locally made satin called Gajji or on a silky satin fabric Atlash. which round off with big sized ones known as Nadir Shahi booti. Persian motifs like peacock and flowers dotted with bootis (motifs). 11 .

Dhanette. Dharempur. Lodai. Nagor. Habai. Cheperedi are main centres 12 . Padhar. Sumraser. Dhori.AHIR BHARAT Ancient peasant community migrated from Gokul Mathura round mirrors are used with geometrical and floral motifs Kotay. Mamuara.

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While working with chain-stitch in colorful motifs. prefer the use of white. their workmanship is not nearly as fine as that of the Mochis. peacock. sunflower and cactu 14 . parrot. yellow or saffron base cloth for their garments.KANBI BHARAT Immigrants from Saurashtra the Kanbis. others like mango shoot. Motifs have influence of persian art.

making use of chain stitch. dog sleeping . buttonhole stitch. etc. 15 .but not on garments. dark red and bright black.RABARI WORK Rabari belong to giri region Done on hand woven khaddar or khadi material of maroon colour. silk thread thickly piled in deep orange. wall decoration and household articles . Done on canopies.deer hopping etc. cheerfulness. door curtains. Motifs expressed life. The bootis are inserted with mirrors.lion roaring . action movement like horse galloping . golden yellow.

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MOTIFS & DESIGNS OF KUTCH EMBROIDERY Peacock motif & parrot motif Border design Border design 17 .

lavish application of mirrors. Unique in style  Similar to sindh Main feature. 18    . yellow and white with greens and blues sparingly used to balance the colors. The women of this community showed preference for black cloth embroidered in crimson. violet. Employed to decorate traditional ladies costumes Gujarat. golden.

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CHAIN STITCH ABHLA BHARAT APPLIQUE WORK MOTI WORK HEER BHARAT SIX DISTINCT STYLES SINDHI TAROPA 20 .

The stitch.HEER BHARAT embossed stitch having shades of off-white. Small mirror pieces are used to add more beauty to the embroidery. almost three inches long runs parallel to the warp in one part of the motif and to the weft in the other giving it a natural texture. black. The Jats are known for their refined embroidery skills. madder red. In the center is a mirror secured with chainstitch. and green. The stitch derives its name from the floss-silk (heer). 21 . yellow. indigo. ivory.

light green. indigo.ABHLA BHARAT embroidery where small round pieces of mirrors are fixed on to the fabric using buttonhole stitching the embroidery is done in a herringbone stitch using silken thread. blue. Rust. and purple are the colours used. deep red. skirts. kurtis (ladies shirt) and richly embroidered blouses are the other famous items by the craftsperson 22 . pink.

done with white colour and occasionally supplemented with others Chain stitch is accompanied mirrors.palanquin carrying a lady. 23 . man riding a horse .boy playing kite. Motifs– girl holding a flower .CHAIN STITCH Distinct style of Bhavanagar embroidery.

animals.chevrons.lozenges.SINDHI TAROPA  denotes the interlacing stich embroidery  Two steps.threads interlooped in reverse direction with base  design – square. with fiowers .threads stitch into base .birds 24 .discs.

Sindhi taropa 25 .

curtains and wall hangings. darzi (tailor)  Its origin relates to a tailor’s wife who saved the cloth remnants in the shop. then stitched on to a plain background to produce quilts.  done in patchwork based on pieces of coloured and patterned fabric. 26 . and other decorations. which finally created quilt covers.APPLIQUE WORK  Saurashtra where women from the community prepare it for commercial use.

Applique work 27 .

the Mochi craftsmen were the first to use it Stoles.dresses bandhani and block prints are bedecked with natural and glass beads texture created by stitching beads all over the fabric and amalgamating it with varied stitches 28 . bags.Moti bharat      three dimensional effect Imported from East Africa around 1850. home furnishings .

Moti bharat .

30   .Self Employed Women’s Association Taking Gujarati embroidery to international stores encouraging rural women to earn their living through traditional skills.Organisation involve  SEWA .

she has been instrumental in encouraging rural women to earn their living through traditional skills 31 . the first rural artisan of SEWA.Hansiba.

• In Gujarat. adjust price and revise export procedures to reach out to key locations globally 32 . our women folk are able to plan new products. Kutch in northwestern Gujarat and Saurashtra in western Gujarat has the finest and richest embroidey in a variety of styles. embroidery seems to have spread to all aspects of life. search new markets.

By Jasleen Dhamija India zone .com   33 .REFRENCE  Traditional embroideries of IndiaBy Shailaja D. Naik Asian embroidery.

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