Embroidery of India includes dozens of regional embroidery styles varying by region. Designs in Indian embroidery are formed on the basis of the texture and design of the fabric and the stitch. The dot and the alternate dot, the circle, the square, the triangle and permutations and combinations of these make up the design.
The most ornate and tedious form of Indian embroidery is the Zardosi workmanship. This form uses metal thread instead of the usual silk or rayon. The fabric, usually silk or velvet, is marked with the pattern and then the craftsman covers the pattern with metal thread embellishing it with stones or beads. Many rich women from the late 16th century had many dresses that had embroidery in them.
Another form of embroidery from India is the Ari work. This work is done by stretching the fabric on a frame and creating the stitches from a long a needle. The needle also carries sequins, beads, and other embellishments to decorate the pattern.
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