Wednesday, June 13, 2012

BANJARA EMBROIDERY


I have started a new project.





It is a Banjara embroidery. There are around 30 to 40 stitches in this type of embroidery. But Most of the stitches are surface embroidery stitches with a different name.For instance:
1.Vele - Chain stitch
2.Maalikanth - Herringbone stitch
3.Bakhiya -Back stitch


It originated from AndraPradesh and is used by Lambadis or Tribals. They use mirrors,shells,beads etc., They use the primary colours like red ,blue ,yellow etc, You can see the full details of this embroidery here.


I have taken this project from Needle and Thread magazine. After a lot of confusion with respect to type of cloth and color of thread I have zeroed in this blue color crepe silk saree which is a light weight saree. I have used pearl cotton thread. The design is border design. 
Will post the completed  one very soon.


  

8 comments:

  1. Wow...Excellent
    And also thanks a ton sharing information about the embroidery...I was searching for this

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  2. Very nice to know it dear.
    I am waiting to see the complested project.
    Then me too interested in subscribe the magazine.
    What todo?
    viji

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  3. Thanks Viji for coming in and for ur comments.i will send u the subscription form.

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  4. BEST WISHES FOR YOUR NEW PROJECT.
    PICTURES SHOWN ARE SO NICE & BEAUTIFUL! ;)

    Madam,

    You are requested to remove the "word verification" from your blog which gives me lot of strain & pain to send my comments. Please do the needful.

    vgk

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