The history of embellishing fabrics is almost as old as fabrics
themselves. Men folk have always exercised innovation to beautify the
textiles used for various purposes turning this practice into a
full-fledged industry today.
Embroidery forms one of the most popular medium of decorating textiles.
It primarily involves decorative needlework done with colorful threads
to adorn any type of fabric. Embroidery portrays representation of any
form, figure and design pattern using threads in a most creative manner.
The fabrics embellished with embroidery can be used for a variety of
applications such as:
- Bed spreads and linens
- Cushion covers
- Table linens
- Kitchen linens
- Apparels and accessories
The designs employed by these products are meticulously worked upon
by skilled craftsman to ensure that they match the functional utility
and varying tastes of people. Different styles of embroideries have been
exploited to suit different fabrics such as:
- Zardozi and bidri on silks, satins and crepes.
- Kantha and kathi on cottons and jute.
- Kashmiri embroidery or kashida on wool.
- Chikankari on fine linens and voil.
- Phulkari on Georggets, chiffon and other synthetic materials.
- Indian embroidered fabrics have preserved its ethnic sanctity in
a most unique way. The reason its demand has caught rage in both
Indian as well as international markets.