Kurta is a loose ethnic ensemble worn through the upper part of the
body.It has a closed neck and length up to the knees. Although,it is
precisely worn by men, they have become highly popular among women folk
as well. Embroidery on kurtas is basically done around the four-button
front, on side panels and pockets or cuff slits. Some common types of
embroidery patterns done on it are as follows:
- Floral : This basically employs satin stitches with
colorful cotton or silk threads.
- Kashmiri: Kashmiri embroidery employs the fine patterns in
- Phulkari : This is the traditional art, native of Punjab
and beautifully displays floral motifs.
- Chikankari : Chikankari form the rich art of Lucknow,
which involves the use of a white or a colorless thread to form a
fine mesh through shadow work.
Embroidered kurtas make for perfect ensembles for all kinds of
occasions be it for casual, day to day or a party or a festival. Fashion
designers have further added their innovative instinct to bring about
the best collection of kurtas that encompasses both traditional as well
as modern styles. The very reason they have become so popular among men
folk all over the world.