Dec '18 - Jan '19 Vol 11 Issue 11

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Then there is the Kantha work of Bengal and Odisha. The patterns, crafted using a simple running stitch, are themed on daily life, floral and animal motifs, and geometric shapes. Kantha has been given a modern makeover by designers such as Sunita Shanker and label 11.11 by CellDSGN have used modern interpretations of the embroidery technique. Zardozi is a wedding favourite and you can spot it in the collections of Ritu Kumar, Suneet Varma,Tarun Tahiliani, Shyamal & Bhumika, and Sabyasachi Mukherjee, among others. These are just some of the trending embroidery styles today – but look longer and farther away and you will unearth even more treasures.



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