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.
Appliqué is a crafting technique in which pieces of material are mounted to another base material. To create appliqué, artists start with a base, which may consist of a solid piece of fabric. Shapes are cut from other textiles and sewn or glued onto the base.
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 mukaish badla work.
Banarasi Silk is a fine variant of Silk originating from the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India. Brocade is a speciality of Benarasi fabric. It is a characteristic weave in which patterns are created by thrusting the Zari threads (pure form of Zari is a thread drawn out of real gold) between warp at calculated intervals so as to evolve the design/Buti line by line.
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.
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.
Cutwork is a type of embroidery in which pieces of the foundation fabric are cut away, creating a network of holes and eyelets that are accented by the embroidery pattern. At a glance, the result might look like lace, but it is actually embroidery, because it is worked on a foundation fabric, not from scratch.
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.
Ikat, or ikkat, is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric.
Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India. It is used to make Kalamkari Printed Cotton Kurtas, Dresses, Tops and Pants.
Kantha, a popular style of embroidery that comes from West Bengal, is a significant symbol that displays the skill and talent of the rural women in Bengal. Kantha, which basically means ‘throat’, is associated with Lord Shiva. This type of stitch is basically the ‘running’ stitch, and is very simple.
Leheriya (or leheria) is a traditional style of tie dye practiced in Rajasthan, India. The technique gets its name from the Rajasthani word for wave because the dyeing technique is often used to produce complex wave patterns.
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.
Mirror 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.
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.
Sequins / Sequence Embroidery - A sequin is 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 a enhance a design.
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 patter.
Stone Embroidery on dress material is an age old romantic art which uses decorative stitching in a palette of colors to create rich exclusive designs. A stone can be used alone as a centerpiece or as part of a large and varied pattern.
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.
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.