Plastic sheets are pierced according to the designs drawn.
Fabric is spread on all sides and tied firmly to the frame.
Stencil is spread along the fabric for measurement.
Thread is stitched along the sides of the stencil to mark the measurement.
Thin paste of zinc powder and kerosene is applied on the plastic sheet for tracing.
Designs are traced on the fabric from the plastic sheet.
Stone wire is embroidered on the traced design.
Flower designs are made with red silk thread.
After embroidering the stiches areas are hammered.
Sparkling stones are glued on the fabric using fabric adhesive.
The embroidered designs are cut out from the fabric.
The cut designs are stitched together to make one costume.
Hand embroidery is one of the well-known Handicraft of Gujarat. Hand embroidery is basically embellishing on the cloth with colorful threads and beautiful beads. It is an art which is made with help of needle and thread creating beautiful patterns of design on the fabric. The embroidery designs are delicate and influenced by Moghul designs. The designs and motifs are immensely illustrated by using subtle shades of colors.
The embroidery was traditionally made on household objects such as toran and chakla and on the long skirts worn by the women of the region. The hand work is done carefully using colored threads. Each embroidery styles, motifs depend on the artisan creativity. The colorful threads and beading work gives an aesthetic look to the cloth. Aari Embroidery is a minute chain stitch done by a hook which is an adaptation of the cobbler's awl. It is also one of the basic sources of income for many communities in Gujarat.
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