9 Indian Embroidery crafts you need to know about! (Part 2)

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9 Indian Embroidery crafts you need to know about! (Part 2)

6. Kantha
West Bengal, Odhisa

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The history of kantha fabrics, which are possibly the simplest type of embroidery, may be traced back to Bengali common people’s homes. Despite its simplicity, it nonetheless has a rich, exquisite appearance. With “flowing stitch pattern,” which was created from the borders of vintage sarees, Kantha was traditionally stitched on ancient layers of fabric. It frequently featured scenes from everyday life, folklore, epics, mythological settings, rites of passage, opulent greenery with roving animals, etc. Running stitches were used to cover the entire layered piece of fabric, giving it a subtle wrinkled appearance.

7. Phulkari

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The Phulkari is a textile that features geometrical patterns, designs, and patterns in addition to flowers. The Phulkari embroidery is created using colored silken thread and a darn stitch on the back of khaddar, a coarse cotton fabric. The primary attribute of this kind of embroidery is this.

Phulkari embroidery used solely be used on shawls and Odhani in the past. However, in modern times, sarees and churidar kameez are used as vast canvases for this embroidery. The darning stitch, which is the most significant stitch here, is used in this Phulkari embroidery.

8. Kasuti

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A unique skill that is mostly practiced in Uttara Kanara or the North Kanara district is kasuti embroidery. Its secret is that it can only be performed by counting the threads of the warp and weft. There is no chance of prematurely tracing or implanting the design as outlined. The ladies of Karnataka looked to their own surroundings for design inspiration and selected those that catered to their household, artistic, or religious sensibilities.

The Gopurams of temples, the chariot and palanquin in which the deity is transported on ceremonial occasions, the lotus, and the tuisi katti—the enclosure for the sacred tulsi plant—are examples of religious motifs.

9. Aari embroidery

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During the Mughal era, aari embroidery first appeared.
It is a kind of needlework where the fabric is tightly pulled over a wooden mold.
The crochet needle that looks like a pen is the one used to complete the basic Aari technique.
The mocha village is where the needle technique originated.
These embroidery techniques are used to stitch intricate motifs into leather shoes.
The hollow needle known as Aari served as the inspiration for the name.

This piece of work contains embellishments like beads, stones, golden threads, and silver threads, giving the pattern a superlative abundance. Aari embroidery is renowned for its delicate threadwork, which enhances the feeling of handcrafted manufacturing.


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