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  1. 1. Design Resource onChikankari Embroidery of Lucknow IIThe craft of floral embroiderybyDr. Bibhudutta Baral, Mr. J. Antony William and Ms. Anushree KumarNID R&D Campus, Bangalore Making Process: Stages involved in making process are: 1. Block printing 2. Embroidery work 3. Washing Block Printing: Initially, the design to be worked is printed on the plain fabric. The wooden block is dipped in the color solution which is made by mixing glue and indigo. Then it is printed on the fabric. There will be different blocks for butis, floral patterns and borders. In Lucknow, the printing process is done by separate group of artisans who mainly concentrate in printing. The printed fabric is now ready for the embroidery work. Embroidery work: The embroidery is done over the printed design pattern using needle and thread. The artisan creates traditional patterns using different techniques. Different types of stitches can be made in one product. Washing: Washing is the final stage of production process. The fabric after embroidery work is first soaked in water and then washed to remove the block printed blue color. Then it is starched and ironed to obtain stiffness. The final product is now ready for the market.
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  3. 3. Comments and Feedback What is Kantha? View the selection In Bengali language a kantha is a blanket made of cotton, hand quilted with cotton thread. Kantha stitch is the simple running stitch embroidery. Kantha stitched silk sarees from Bengal made a name for itself. Creating each saree is a labor intensive process, since these are always hand embroidered. Each one is a work of art. The simplicity of the stitch and the intricacy of the design gives these sarees a sophisticated and elegant look.
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  5. 5. Dupe List - Blush Bar Nail Lacquer - Dupes Sparkle With Surabhi ♥ Health, Beauty, Fashion, Arts & Crafts - Make the world a beautiful place! ♥Traditional Embroideries of Indian States!POSTED BY SURABHI LAL AT 6:58 PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012I have recently learned Embroideries belonging to the Five States of India calledChikankari, Kashidakari, Phulkari, Kantha and Rabari. Their samples are below.Embroidery of Uttar Pradesh - Chikankari
  6. 6. The history of Chikan work is not definite and different people have differentassumptions and beliefs regarding the same. According to Megasthenes, the Greektraveler, the art of Chikankari started in East Bengal (now Bangla Desh) in 3rd century.He also mentions Chikan, which refers to floral prints on fine muslin clothes. ShadowWork is known as Chikankari Work it is done on Organdy, Muslin and Nowadays onChiffon and Georgette as well.I have done Shadow work on an Organdy fabric. The Stitch used is universally knownas "Herringbone Stitch".
  7. 7. Shadow Work done by Lucknowi Craftsmen. Lucknowi ChikankariEmbroidery of Jammu & Kashmir - Kashidakari
  8. 8. The Kashmiri jaal work is quite popular. It takes months to complete thread work on oneshawl, stole or bedspread. Artisans stitch decorative motifs of birds, maple leaves, andother decorative designs. The most popular form of thread work is the chain stitch thatis done on shawls and clothes.I have done Kashidakari on Cotton Fabric by using Chain Stitch.
  9. 9. Kashidakari done on shawl by Kashmiri Craftsmen.
  10. 10. I am wearing a Kaftan made of shawl with kashidakari work on it
  11. 11. This Kaftan was stitched at my boutique "Ambiance Kreators"Embroidery of West Bengal - Kantha
  12. 12. Kantha embroidery is a popular type of craft created in the Bengal region of India. It hasalways been popular amongst rural women who keep the tradition of this special craftalive. Kantha Work is done by Using "Running Stitch".I have done Kantha work on cotton fabric.
  13. 13. Kantha work done on Saree by Craftsmen of Bengal. Stole with Kantha - Parsi Work
  14. 14. Duppata with Kantha work.Embroidery of Punjab - Phulkari
  15. 15. The art of phulkari has its origins in the early part of the 19th century when the odhini orhead cloth was highlighted with embroidered flowers. It was generally done with silkthreads on Kaddar.I have done Phulkari on cotton fabric using "Darning Stitch."
  16. 16. Traditional Phulkari Chunni
  17. 17. Bagh Work Done by Women of West Punjab.
  18. 18. Traditional Phulkari preserved at the Art and Crafts Museum
  19. 19. Traditional Phulkari done on khaddar cloth.
  20. 20. Modern Phulkari Chunni - on my Pre-Wedding shoot. Modern Phulkari
  21. 21. Traditional Phulkari Kurti which I purchased from Surajkund mela - 2013
  22. 22. Traditional Phulkari done on Chiffon Chunni and Cotton Kurti. Stitches used in Traditional Phulkari.
  23. 23. Embroidery of Gujrat - Rabari/KutchAari Embroidery with silk threads using a hook is a popular craft of Kutch, Gujrat. Themotifs found commonly are, dancing peacocks, human figures in dancing postures andother delicate and definitive forms.I have done Kutch Embroidery on cotton fabric and multiple stitches have been usedwhich are Blanket, Mirror Work, Herringbone, Dots and SequinsWork.
  24. 24. Kutch Embroidery done by Traditional Craftswomen of Gujrat.Patola EmbroideryAny true traveler planning a tour to Gujarat will surely be interested toknow about the kinds of handicrafts in Gujarat as well as that is anintegral part of the state. Among the various types of handicraftcategories, the Patola Embroidery is a handiwork that draws prime
  25. 25. interest from the visitors.The Patola Embroidery is woven on the Patola silk which acts as a rich base to the embroidery. It is an exclusivefabric of hand woven silk and originates in Patan. Unlike block prints procedures, tie and dye technique is used tocreate fabulous geometric motifs on the Patola silk. The whole procedure is time consuming and intricate but the endresult deserves a special place in your closet for its elegance and intricate handiwork. Arts and Crafts in Gujarat Handicrafts of Gujarat The Patola Embroidery being one of the mostApplique Ari Embroidery important features of the handicrafts of Gujarat,Block Printing Kathi Embroidery originally used to be done with juices and extractsMirror Work and Embroidery Patola Embroidery of vegetations, like, leaves, flowers, stems.Rabari Embroidery Tie and Dye However, later chemical dyes have taken theirZari Embroidery place. The design most in use is the form of ikkat,the diagonally dispersed diamonds with elephant, walnut, Dancing Girl, Narikunja and Parrot. Extensive use of vibrantcolors add extra dimension to the fabrics.The Patola silk is woven on a special hand operated primitive harness loom made out of bamboo shafts. Traditionally,the business of Patola Embroidery mostly is run as family business. A very costly product due to its demanding workprocedure, the Patola saree is used as a trousseau and is considered to be an item of delicate offers online information and online room booking regarding Patola Embroidery India and otherhotels of India. To avail of this facility or for more information on the hotels of India, please enter your queries in theform.