Phulkari - The Rainbow Art From Punjab

Phulkari - The Rainbow Art From Punjab

Wherever one goes in India, unique handicrafts and artistic forms are guaranteed. Some of these regional handicrafts have a long and illustrious history that ends with their glorious present day revival, creating a fascinating web of cultural and artistic influences for sociologists to trace. One such craft is the art of Phulkari from Punjab. This…

Resham Embroidery: Threads of Splendour

Resham Embroidery: Threads of Splendour

Known as a land of diversity, each region of India depicts its own culture as well as practice. People who belong to varied provinces have their own distinctive way of dressing as well as unique sense of fashion. While some people prefer to have zardozi embroidery on their sarees and suits, there are some who…

Exquisite Chikan Embroidery

Exquisite Chikan Embroidery

Chikan embroidery is a type of Indian embroidery from the city of Lucknow, which was first popularized by Nur Jehan, the wife of Jahangir. In Persian, it literally means ‘cloth covered with needlework’. It is an extremely refined form of needlework that is known for its delicate beauty and pretty look. Chikan embroidery has become…

Exquisite Indian Embroidery Patterns

Exquisite Indian Embroidery Patterns

Embroidery is the art of decorating a surface with needle and thread work. This ancient art has been practiced around the world for many centuries but has its origins in the Indian subcontinent. From here, it travelled across the world and took on the many western forms we see today; but it is in Indian…

Exquisite and Artistic Bead Embroidery

Exquisite and Artistic Bead Embroidery

Bead embroidery is simply a type of beads work in which a needle and thread is used to attach the beads to the base material in some type of design. Bead embroidery art has been a part of Indian culture for many thousands of years. Many artisans and weavers in rural areas, especially those in…