Embroidery Essay

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Embroidery is the art of decorating the fabrics with the help of needle and thread. It can be done either by using machine or by hand, and can be used to make simple designs or intricate designs. The art of embroidery has been originated from the process of tailoring, mending, sewing techniques and decorating the fabrics. Embroidery can be done with the help of machines and hand. There are 11 different types of hand embroidery. Running stitch, it is used to includes dozens of embroidery styles that vary by regions. The different types of embroidery styles are as follows: • Aari: Kutch and Kashmir • Banni or Heer Bharat: Gujarat • Chamba Rumal: Himachal Pradesh • Chikan or Chikankari: Uttar Pradesh • Gota: Jaipur and Rajasthan • Kantha: Bengal • Kasuti or Kasuthi: Karnataka • Kathi: Gujarat • Kashmiri Kashida: Kashmir • Pipli: Odisha • Rabari: Rajasthan and Gujarat • Shisha or Mirrorwork: Gujarat and Rajasthan • Toda: Tamil Nadu • Zardozi or Zari or Kalabutta: Lucknow, Hyderabad, iran, Iraq, Persia, etc. Thus from above mentioned embroidery designs or styles the Zardozi design interested me the most. The word Zardozi or Zar-douzi has been derived from Persian language,…show more content…
It is basically an elaborate and detailed style of hand embroidery, using gold and silver threads(metallic threads) woven to form beautiful embellishments on various fabrics, popular in Indian subcontinents. The art of Zardozi is an unique metal embroidery which was used to enhance the attire of kings and royals in India. Being brought in the 12th century, Zardozi, created a bench-mark during the Mughal patronage. Till 17th century Zardozi had attained a good position throughout the globe for its exclusive work. The increase in gold and silver prices during the Aurangzeb rule lead to the decline in Zardozi
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