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Parsi Embroidery

Parsi Embroidery is a bronze age culture. Parsi embroidery originated in china and later got refined, through influence from Persia, China, India and Europe. Embroidery on famous Parsi Gara sari is usually dense, very intricate embroidery worked with satin stitch or just have a border with little sprays and considered to be Parsi family Heirloom. Most saris were red, black or purple in color.

Parsi motifs ,

   Flowers like Lily, Lotus, Peony, Chrysanthemum which represents joy and spring season.

   Trees like Weeping willow, Cherry, Pine, Bamboo.

   Divine Fungus which symbols longevity and immortality, believed to protect children, so usually this                was done on child's Jabla, shirt etc.

  Birds like Cranes, Peacocks, Swans, Rooster.

     Other motifs were like pheasants, pagodas, boats, Chinese architectural structure, human figures, scenes of typical Chinese society. Each embroidered gara saree has a story to narrate. It took around 8 to 9 months to comple…

Kashmiri Embroidery

Kashmiri Embroidery is very intricate and colorful. Kashmiri embroidery patterns are intricate with tiny designs, small detailing. Motifs used are taken from nature like bird motif, floral motif and designs like grapes, almonds etc. Embroidery comprises with vibrant colors both light and dark shades like Red, blue, yellow, green, white etc.

      Stitches used in Kashmiri embroidery : Straight stitch, stem, satin, Buttonhole, Roman, Fly stitch. Occasionally Herringbone, open work, goldwork is done. In Kashmiri embroidery, Chain stitch worked using tambour needle is know as Zalakdozi.