The Lost Art of Hand Embroidery

The origin of embroidery dates back to around 30,000 BC, and though it seems hard to believe, archaeological surveys have found evidence for the existence of heavily embroidered clothing from the time.

While in the olden days' different types of hand embroideries were famous in different parts of the world, later numerous hand embroideries were done across the globe. Hand embroidery designs are much more valued than the machine done embroidery patterns that have taken the manufacturing industry by a storm.

Hand-embroidery work is the peculiar method of sewing different patterns on a piece of fabric manually. It is a task that calls for great expertise, making the finished product a work of wonder. Only a hand that has finesse can result in the creation of a flawlessly knit and embroidered piece of clothing.

Hand embroidery is a truly unique way of decorating different fabrics for creating beautiful attires. While the craft is less in vogue these days, its charm seems to get more and more each day. Hand embroidered attires are more valuable than similar machine embroidered pieces. Hand embroidery designs are curated with the help of different hand embroidery threads, numerous types of beads and other unique designing materials.

Shop at Naksheband online, for the most beautifully designed hand-embroidered ethnic women apparel. Hand embroidery suit sets and Hand embroidery sarees form a large part of our online collection that is open for you to shop from, at all times. Hand embroidery stitches are unique and different embroiderers have an ingenious way of embroidering, making each piece rare and very beautiful.

Hand embroidery is special owing to the different hand embroidery patterns that the “karigars” create. While hand embroidery work is time-consuming and laborious it still requires talent and the ability to create a piece of pure art through intricate and meticulous calculations. Hand embroidery designs may on the surface appear just as simple as other machine did embroideries but their texture and appeal is a statement in itself.

At Naksheband you can find a treasure trove of beautifully embroidered ethnic women apparel. Some of the most popular hand embroidery work done all across India, include the Zardozi, Aari, Kantha, Resham, Gota Patti, sequin hand embroidery stitches, and our “karigars” are experts of these techniques.

Shop at Naksheband for the most famous hand-embroidery designs of India. The varied embroidery patterns have an individual appeal and add an element of interest to the different simple fabrics. The base fabric employed for hand-embroidery work is pure and durable making your purchase a one-time investment in various statement ethnic apparel.

Question and Answers

What is hand embroidery?

Hand embroidery work is the act of making patterns/designs on different fabrics for the purpose of styling them. Hand embroidery is different from machine did embroidery work as it is original and has character as opposed to the machine-made designs.

Can embroidery be done by hand?

Yes, embroidery can definitely be done by hands. Hand embroidery is in fact the earliest known method of embroidering. Hand embroidery work is laborious and requires great expertise. However, hand embroidery stands to be the most exquisite and elegant method of embroidery.

What are the tools and materials used in hand embroidery?

Hand embroidery is a task that requires great precision and numerous tools that assist in the process of embroidering a fabric. A few such tools are needle, natural fabrics like cotton etc. Other tools include pointed scissors, high-quality threads, and embroidery hoop for specific hand embroidery work.

What are the different types of hand embroidery?

There are a variety of hand embroidery types, so much so that it is hard to keep count. Though there are, about ten basic embroidery stitches, the hand embroidery work done on various garments is quite complex and intricate, unlike the basic hand embroidery stitches.

The most popular and intricate Indian hand embroidery techniques include Aari hand embroidery work, Zardozi hand embroidery work, Kantha hand embroidery and the like.

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