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Beaded Embroidery

Beaded embroidery is a decorative art of embroidering small beads into variety of aesthetically pleasing patterns. Our decorative bead embroidery embellishment technique creates a unique folk art style of its own. We offer our clients choice for spectrum of beads made from glass, plastic, ceramic, wood and more. Our beaded embroidery methods translate into wide range of designs on variety of fabrics. We have expertise to custom design beadwork as per the client's preferences.

In beadwork embroidery, very small and usually uniformly colored bead are transformed into intricate articles or embellishments. Each bead is just an element in the larger pattern and the overall design creates the impact, rather than the individual bead. The artistry and the skill lies in the design, construction and execution of the article. Bead embroidery from different areas is usually readily identifiable by the design, color and size of the beads, the use to which they have been put, and also the methods of construction.
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Chikankari Embroidery

Chikankari embroidery is the most common and popular form of embroidery that is typically designed with predominant white threads. It is an intricate needlework, which represents the art form of the city of Lucknow. Chikankari is a light and very well suited to hot climatic conditions. It combines comfort and aesthetic value. We offer our valued clients with customized chikankari designs as per their preferences on varied fabrics.

Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh, is the center of chikan embroidery, renowned for its timeless grace and its gossamer delicacy, a skill more than 200 years old.
A study of the origin of chikan reveals that this form of embroidery had come to India from Persia with Noor Jehan, the queen of the Mughal emperor Jehangir. The chikankari embroidery found a place in the prestigious homes in Europe, specimens of which are still available. The design to be embroidered is printed on the fabric with wooden blocks or brass blocks using fugitive colors. The chikan embroidery has a repertoire of about 40 stitches of which only 30 are still being used. These can be broadly divided into 3 heads- flat, raised and open trellis like jaali work. The patterns are mostly inspired from Mughal culture.
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Coin Work Embroidery

Coin work embroideryis a delightful embellishment on different fabrics or attire. The fragile coins have detailed raised decorative surface for an attractive look. Every coin is delicately embroidered into the base using thread, ribbon or wire. Our collection highlights perfect blend of traditional Indian heritage and contemporary artwork. We have expertise in custom design coin work to suit the taste of our discerning clients.

Coin embellishment gives a metallic look to the fabric and gives a bohemian look unless combined with some beads or other material. It seems to be originated among Kuchi tribes ranging over Northern Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan. They incorporated coins in the embroidery from an ethnological perspective along with plastic, pearl and metal buttons and various tokens of particular interest. The coins were gradually added reflecting the wearer’s wealth and trading activities. Mostly, string of metal beads threaded on cords are disposed in a geometric ,symmetrical pattern that complements the lines of construction of the dress.
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Dori Embroidery

Dori embroidery is essentially a cord or a strong thread. Different colors of cords are used for the embellishment of the fabric using couching stitch mainly and some stitches of zardozi. It is usually combined with sequins, pearls, gota to create a mesmerizing effect.

The cord used in Doriwork has a rich metallic color that brings definition to the design. The thread is used to outline the motif on the fabric; when backstitched the clean line lifts the element of the fabric and creates a sense of dimension giving a lacy and openwork effect on the fabric. Matching colors of the cord can be used to make couching of the cord invisible or different colors can be used to create interesting contrasts. We can also use gold and silver cords to create a mesmerizing metallic effect to the embroidery.
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Gotakari Embroidery

The traditional Gotakari is a marvel designer's choice. It can be crafted in a floral pattern spread all over the attire or having dual work border. It is a unique decorative lace, which is mostly available with fine silver and golden lines. Our 100% customizable service offers our customers the choice to tailored Gotakari on any fabric according to their specifications.

The art of gotakari is very similar to the appliqué embroidery. It involves placing woven fabric either gold or silver onto the other fabric to create different surface textures. Mostly, it is used to fill up the petals of a flower or leaves. The appliqué is fixed with outlining of chain stitch or dori work to give it a dimensional effect. Sometimes, a border of gota is used as edging which is called Kinari. it is the frilled or tasseled border for decoration.
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Kutch Work Embroidery

Known as 'Sindhi stitch' in earlier days, Kutch Embroidery is used to add gaiety to any fabric. Its long stitches and embossed designs form an all-over design covering the entire surface. These designs are prepared by fixing small round-shaped mirrors to the material with the help of the buttonhole stitch, the outline being sketched by hand. The entire kutch embroidery designs are made with cross-stitches. We offer a complete outfit tailored to client's specific style and needs.

This is the most exquisite and high quality representation of tribal embroidery from the kutch area of Gujarat. The bride brings to her husband’s house a wealth of richly embroidered textiles carefully worked by herself and the women of her family in addition to jewelry and utensils. Each village in Kutch have a distinct style of embroidery and design. This is a very versatile embroidery involving a plenty of stitches to beautify the product like buttonhole, stem, chain, satin, herringbone, open chain stitch, interlacing stitch, roman stitch, surface darning stitch, running stitch etc. The colors used are bright and vibrant like red, coral, orange, neon green, indigo, turquoise, pink and purple. The motifs vary from floral, dancing human figures, peacocks to geometrical.
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