Today Iam going to show you something totally different from what I usually put in here - this is a sari which has been embroidered by my friend Jyoti. She is quite fond of embellishing saris and wearing them on special occasions.Infact, I'll show you two saris - one which she is currently working on and another one which has been completed.Here are the pics of the currently in progress sari:
A plain sari embellished with white beads. She calls it "Pearl work". She has used white beads of different shapes and silk zari thread. You can see the embroidery hoop still attached on the other side . She was working on this one when I barged in and told her to display her work.
The floral pattern is repeated throughout the 6 meters with the density increasing at the 'pallu' .Totally there are 50 bunches throughout. It does require immense patience to keep repeating the same pattern again and again. 1 is fine,2 is ok, 3 is hmmm, 4 is aarggh!!!..I'll never ever reach 50. Will you?
The close up of the pattern - white beads stitched on to synthetic material with Silk zari thread.Isn't she creative,ladies?
Here is the next one. This one is a black sari with silk ribbon embroidery on it.The photos do not show justice to the work.
The border pattern is repeated throughout 6 meters on both ends.
This is the 'pallu' - the portion draped over the shoulder.
These above two saris are the most simple of her works. The heavily embellished ones are yet to be captured. Jyoti belongs to the state of Andhra where embroidery is very popular. Infact, she's the one who introduced me to many traditional stitches. Inspired by her, I've bought two plain saris to embroider and embellish. But I fear, what if I start and do not finish? 6 Meters is not a small length ... should I or should I not?