Five Famous Traditionally Rich Embroideries of India

India is no less than a wonderland, a land of rich culture, traditions, true artists, and an abundance of talent. One of the most treasured heritage of our country is art and craft, which has marked its presence for centuries. Influenced by varied cultural history and the impact of several dynasties, art and craft has evolved as one of the treasured gems. Our artist has preserved these delicate patterns of embroideries through generations, resulting in some original form of craftsmanship. We have handpicked some of the famous and evergreen hand embroideries of this country excels into some marvels.

  • Chikankari Embroidery – From the land of Nawabs and Royalty i.e Lucknow, this exquisite handwoven delicate embroidery was believed to be introduced by Noor Jahan, the wife of Jehangir, which started as a white embroidery over a white-flowered muslin fabric. Since the Mughal era, this uniquely striking concept is still very loved among art lovers and has evolved in various colours.

  • Kantha Embroidery – Traditionally practiced by rural folks of Bengal, this intricate style of embroidery involves running stitches along the edges with various motifs inspired by nature and daily activities. Today one can witness Kantha-style stitching art form over sarees, kurtas, home furnishing, and decors.

 

  • Phulkari Embroidery – Punjab’s pride and vividly vibrant just like the hearts of the state, initially practiced as a pastime, has now become preserved legacy and one of the essential valuables during weddings, rituals, or ceremonies. Extravagant floral motifs over rich deep colours and vibrant designs are done differently, unlike other embroideries as reverse stitching so that motif appears on front dramatically unique.

 

  • Zardozi Embroidery – A vintage form of sewing gold and silver over luxurious fabric initially weaved for aristocrats and royalties. This exquisite art form originated from Persia and was widely used during the Mughal era. This classic and rich form of embroidery is complemented well with delicate fabrics like silk. And velvets are meant for royals. Today Zardozi is very treasured among brides and other folks during weddings and other significant ceremonies.

 

  • Mirror Work Embroidery – This shiny and fancy work of handwoven embroidery is richly practiced in the states of Rajasthan and Gujrat. Colourful thread work alongside these tiny mirrors is ensembled for a glittering effect making the outfit dramatically enthralling. Today widely used among festivals like Navratri and other celebrations, these intricated embroideries are available over several accessories.

With India’s vast cultural, historical background, it is proud to witness such exclusive handwoven practices preserved by the artist through generations. From fashion revolutions by adventurous designers, the evolution in these crafts is remarkable. We have marked our presence in the global market today, and it is highly honourable to see our ancient techniques and artworks recognized globally.

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