India is truly a land of wonders. And one of the greatest treasures of the country is its art and crafts. One such
craft is the Indian embroidery. Embroidery from every region has a flavor of its own, each embroidery stands
out for its unique style of stit
ches and use of fabrics and colours.
In Samvedna Handmade women have expertise in
Special Hand embroidery of different states of India. You
can come with us and explore the colors of True India.
Kasuti is a traditional form of folk embroidery practised in the state of Karnataka, India. Kasuti work which is very intricate sometimes involves putting up to 5,000 stitches by hand and is traditionally made on dresswear like Ilkal sarees, Ravike and Angi or Kurta. Kasuti work involves embroidering very intricate patterns like gopura, chariot, palanquin, lamps and conch shells. Locally available materials are used for Kasuti. The pattern to be embroidered is first marked with charcoal or pencil and then proper needles and thread are selected. The work is laborious and involves counting of each thread on the cloth. The patterns are stitched without using knots to ensure that both sides of the cloth look alike. Different varieties of stitches are employed to obtain the desired pattern.
Kasidakari or Kasmiri Work
Known to be one of the most ancient and traditional type of intrinsic art, Kashida Embroidery, also spelled as Kasida defines its cultural essence through the medium of bead and threadwork, which has gained maximum popularity, fame and recognition in the ethnic land of Jammu and Kashmir. The purest essence and forms of nature like birds, leaves, trees and many such natural motifs are replicated in this embroidery with multi colored threads. However, human and animal figures are not a part of this style of embroidery. A unique feature of Kashidakari is the Kashmiri tea pot. Known for its simple chain stitches, this embroidery done mostly on silk and wool is a global rage.
In terms of embroidery, braid embroidery, also referred to as crochet, braid stitch or chain stitch, is a popular form of embroidery in India. In this art form, motifs and patterns are created by designed structures that are interloped and supported on a chain foundation. The hooks used to create these are called crochets, which is derived from the French word meaning hook and can be made from a variety of materials such as bone, wood or metal. Most commonly, yarns or threads of cotton, silk, linen or wool are used while creating this type of embroidery and the effect that each fabric creates tends to vary due to the strength and features of the fabric itself.
Silk Embroidery has been one of the most important and eminent part of the fashion and textile industry. This craftsmanship of drawing patterns on fabrics is centuries’ old, evident in many countries across the globe. Silk is one of the finest fabrics available in the world. Embroidery done using the silk thread was an ancient Chinese art, but is now rampant all over the world, particularly India
A variation of Kutch work, this geometric embroidery starts with a foundation framework of herringbone stitch or Cretan stitch, and then this framework is completely filled with interlacing. It is said that this technique originated in far away land of Armenia and found its way to Gujarat by travelling Nomads. Sindhi stitch or Maltese cross stitch is also similar but the innovation of the Kutchi women have taken it beyond the traditional designs
Tepchi stitch is also known as Taipchi or Tipkhi stitch and is a specific type of stitching work that is used in chikankari embroidery (also known as chikan work). This is mainly an extremely simplistic darning stitch. In this style, the thread is woven along the grain of the fabric in single rows at a time. In terms of skill, the most basic of sewing skills are required to create this style of the stitch which is why it is referred to as a more inferior form of chikankari than all the other stitches that are used to create the embroidery.