Mirror Work Embroidery has been in vogue for centuries and is popularly known as “Sheesha” or “Abhala Bharat” embroidery. This is an art form in which mirrors of various shapes are fixed on to the fabric through embroidery. In recent times however, mirrors have been replaced by reflective luminescent metal pieces of different shapes and sizes, particularly on apparel.
Thread Work is referred to as one of the spectacular kind of Indian embroidered artwork which implemented through a strong and powerful thread. Basically, these threads are used to enhance the designs and motifs on the fabric, by innovatively and creatively crafting it with the latest designs.
Sequins / Sequence Embroidery -A sequinis a disk-shaped bead, they are made from plastic or shiny metal. They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes. Sequins may be stitched flat to the fabric to create aenhance a design.
Zari Work is an intricate art of weaving threads made of fine gold or silver. These threads are further woven into fabrics, primarily made of silk to create intricate patterns. The designs are so exquisite that apart from the monetary value attached to these threads, the fabric also gets an overall rich & a beautiful look. For long, Zari has been an art associated with the aristocratic and royal persona in India.
Badla / Mukesh Work is an age-old embroidery where thin strips of metallic wire are inserted into the fabric and then twisted to create metallic embroidery. Kurtis and dupattas, anarkalis and even dresses are made with mukaishbadla work.
Lucknowi Embroidery also called as Chikankari is orginated from Lucknow, India. It is one of Lucknow’s best known textile decoration styles. Chikan is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery. A perfect fabric for sarees, anarkali, salwar kameez and lehenga choli. It can also be used for casual wear to make kurtis, salwar kameez and tunics.
Digital printing is the reproduction of digital images on a physical surface. Different types of Digital prints with Indian motifs, abstract, tribal designs are used to make funky and flattering clothes causal and semi-formal wear.
Handblock - From sophisticated printing & dyeing techniques for the royal attire to floral depictions across usable & temple textiles; block printing dates back to the social upheavals of mid-17th century. A critical component of block printing is block carving, two kinds of blocks-wood and metal are made in unique ways and have unique purposes.
Bandhani is an Indian classical print used to make beautiful outfits like anarkali, suits, jacket, salwar, lehengas and many more. Bandhani, also known as Bandhej, is a tie and dye method. It is an art that involves dyeing a fabric tied tightly with a thread at several points, producing a variety of patterns.
Ajrak is the name given to a unique form of block print with deep crimson red and indigo blue background, bearing symmetrical patterns with scattered unprinted sparkling white motifs. Several different blocks are used to give the characteristic repeated patterning.
Pearl Embroidery (Moti Work) – Pearls / Motis come in various colours, shapes and sizes and are used as embellishments in the form of intricate embroideries. This exquisite craft has been given a contemporary appeal through fashionable sarees, suits, bags, clutches and even shoes.
Shibori / Tye-Dye is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric. Shibori is commonly though of in the West as tie-dye. It involves binding certain sections of the cloth to achive the desired pattern.
Batik is a technique used to dye fabrics. Batik is an ancient art which uses wax and dyes to create a visual magic on fabrics. First, melted wax is applied to the fabric in the areas that are to be free of dye. Cracks in the wax allow thin lines of dye to penetrate through to the fabric which gives batik its characteristic appearance.