A popular textile design consisting of small floral discs or circles, sometimes with small patterns within the circle, used in Indian ethnic embroidery.
A process of patterning cloth by tie-dyeing in which the design is reserved on the un-dyed cloth by tying small spots very tightly with thread to protect them from the dye. Especially popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat
Brasso fabric is a semi-opaque fabric in which layers are burned in order to form the design several dramatic effects with colors are created on Brasso fabric that isn't possible with simple dye methods. Fabric is made by making use of a high-tech acid tech itch process.
Originally a heavy silk fabric with floral or silver threads and first produced in China and Japan. Now Brocades are woven with richly figured patterns emphasized by contrasting colors or by satin weave figures.
The brocade silk fabric is a jacquard weave that has an embossed surface. The surface is contrasting, and the fabric can be weaved with other manmade fibers.
Very sheer, airy lightweight fabric with highly twisted filament yarns. Originally of silk but now made from rayon and other man-made fibers.
Sheer crepe silk, heavier than chiffon and with a crinkle surface. Sheer and strong silk fabric with a dull creped surface. Fabric has a grainy, sheer texture and a thin, very dry hand. Georgette is durable, and is no maintenance fabric.
Jacquard Fabrics are made using a mechanical loom known as a "Jacquard loom"
Originally from Bangladesh, it resembles the running stitch. A mat made of fine cotton, hand quilted with cotton thread. The motifs are embroidered in running stitch using colored cotton threads.
Open fabric which is created by knotting the intersections of a woven, knitted, or crocheted material to form a mesh- like appearance that won't ravel.
Decorated end of a sari which is draped around the torso or left loose over the shoulder in some fashions.
Applique work where usually organdie or other fabric cutouts in floral and leaf motifs are affixed on to a plain fabric sometimes in tandem with silver and gold embroidery.
This embroidery is a manifestation of four cultural influences: Indian, Persian, Chinese and European.
Silk threads used to embroider designs by hand; looks extremely elegant in meshwork.
Colored silk thread is used for making complex patterns. The best part of this kind of embroidery is reflected in its use for making elaborate as well as intricate patterns that can be in the form of floral pattern, paisley pattern or even other decorative pattern that features a creeper like design. The look and feel of the entire embroidery pattern on an outfit depends upon the use of resham threads..
Sequin embroidery represents disk-shaped beads that are used for decorative purposes and are quietly available in a range of colors as well as geometrical shapes. Sequin embroidery represents the true spirit of India as the artisans excellently define the very tradition of the country through their needlework.
Stone work embroidery is quite usually used for highlighting the embroidery. The current trend involves making use of crystals and semiprecious stones. Stones can be very well used alone as a centerpiece or in formation of lines and other varied ways. They can be very well designed in any kind of embroidery for highlighting it.
Zari is gold, and zardozi embroidery is the glitteringly ornate, heavily encrusted gold thread work. Metal ingots are melted and pressed through perforated steel sheets, to be converted into wires. They are then hammered to the required thinness.
A type of thread made of fine gold or silver wire, which is woven into fabrics (usually silk) to create very intricate patterns, a technique that has been used in South Asian apparel for centuries.