Reader's embroidery - Ghagra Choli

About a month back, after I had posted about raised chain band and fur stitch on the bed linen, Sujatha Nayak mailed me some pictures of her ongoing embroidery with raised chain band. I had asked her send me the completed pictures and yesterday she did so. Here they are :


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The body of the peacock is filled with raised chain band. Note the feathers - they are outlined with sequins - we call it chamki work. The inner portion is lined with tubular beads - we call it curdanaas ( meaning cut grains). This blouse (choli) has been sewn and embroidered by Sujatha for her niece. What a color!!!



This is the skirt (ghagra) embroidered with chamki work and curdaana work and someone is holding it out for photograph :)

Here's another frock sewn and embroidered by Sujatha . This time its Kutch work, also known as Maltese Cross. We Indians love colors , don't we?




Finally ,what you see above is another piece of work from her. This one is an older piece of work and the dress has been passed on from the older to the younger.

Keep up the good work,Sujatha. We hope to see more from you and thank you so much for sending the pictures.

Luv,luck and lots of sunshine (we have in excess here ;)) ),
Deepa

Comments

Heather said…
Absolutely beautiful. I love all the "embroider" work and the colours are indeed fantastic. Thanks for showing us. Hugs.
Mahalakshmi said…
That is lovely.The kutch work is beautiful and all the others too are really cute.Thank you Deepa for sharing Sujatha's work.
The Stitch Up said…
I love the colors and the beautiful stitches! It's encouraging me to break out from my usual traditional stitches on white background. That green especially is calling my name!
Suvarna said…
Hi, I am fascinated by your blog. Great work. I came across your blog while searching for Sindhi taropa. I tries it successfully .Thanks for your tutorials. Do you know Sickle stitch which is done around round mirrors in Gujarat?
Suvarna said…
Hi, I am fascinated by your blog. Great work. I came across your blog while searching for Sindhi taropa. I tries it successfully .Thanks for your tutorials. Do you know Sickle stitch which is done around round mirrors in Gujarat?
Deepa said…
Hi Suvarna,
Can you show me a picture of this particular stitch ? I may be able to recognize it if I see it.
Deepa