Monday, October 13, 2008

Embroidery Works…

Deepawali festivities include new cloths. The new patterns, colors and styles always blend with tradition. The cloths may be readymade or made to order but they got to undergo rigorous efforts from artisans such as these Zardosi artisans working a small shop in the by-lanes of Commercial Street…
The most ornate and tedious form of Indian Embroidery is the Zardosi workmanship. This form uses metal thread instead of the usual silk or rayon. The fabric, usually silk or velvet, is marked with the pattern and then the craftsman covers the pattern with metal thread embellishing it with stones or beads.


Jane Hards Photography Tue Oct 14, 07:24:00 AM GMT+5:30  

It is interesting to see the work involved in these beautiful designs.