Borders are embroidery patterns that define the edges of a fabric used
for any functional purpose.Embroidered borders engage great skill and
precision as it is not easy to line the fine edges of a cloth. A host
designs in various shapes ans sizes are employed to be used as
borders.Some of them are as follows:
Leaf patterns are used for portraying the flora
in their most natural forms. Different types of leaves have been used in
varied combinations in borders. Each leaf is beautifully designed and
the combination of colors rendered is so rightful that they seem real
particularly the veins.
Floral borders with tiny flowers in creeping
patterns and stand alone motifs are arranged to give an exotic look to
the product.The patterns are basically inspired through Mughal and
Persian art forms.
Artichoke is a common traditional motif of
European and modern American embroidery forms.It can be found in ancient
Greek and Roman art forms.Embroiderers have captured the plant specially
fruit in various ways.
A score of other shapes are harnessed in various combinations to
accentuate the patterns used as borders.
- Circles and ovals
- Arrow heads
- Chevron Shapes