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Monday, 5 May 2014

Embroidery of india Part 1: Chikankari

Before my interest in social media and internet, most of my time was allotted to needlework. My mom encouraged me to do embroidery and major part of my day was spend creating designs with colored threads. India has a diverse range of embroidery spread across different states and varies according to culture. Starting today, I will focus on different embroidery used in different parts of India. 

I start with Chikankari, the embroidery popular in Lucknow

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I used to do shadow work during school project on handkerchiefs, it was not exactly chikankari work but almost similar to it. 

Chikankari looks good on cotton kurtis and is perfect for summer. The unique characteristic about this work is the shadow effect that are created by making the design on the other side of the thin fabric. I have a bed spread of this work in my room and it really has a cooling effect

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