We all love and admire intricate, stunning embroidery on our outfits. But, do you really know the different types of embroidery and how you can play around with them to amp up your outfits?
In this detailed get-to-know-your-embroidery post, we bring you some basic details about different types of embroidery that you can use for your saree blouses, lehengas, gowns, pattu pavadais, and even kurtas.
So, the next time, you can decide the kind of embroidery you want for your outfits instead of letting your tailor decide that.
A quick note here—at Binks, we have our in-house team of karigars who are experts at all these types of embroidery. So, feel free to hit us up for your embroidery needs.
1. Embroidery with beads/pearls
Embroidery with pearls and/or beads embellishments look super-cute on saree blouses, lehengas, and kurtis—especially on the neck and sleeves. You can use beads or pearl embroidery for your festive as well as casual-wear outfits.
2. Zardozi embroidery
Zardosi or Zardozi embroidery is a popular Indian embroidery technique that is originally from Iran. Zardosi consists of elaborate metal work usually done on silk or satin fabrics. Gold and silver threads are used to make exquisite designs on fabrics.
Zardozi embroidery work looks stunning, especially on outfits for special occasions such as weddings and festivals. You can get Zardozi embroidery work done on your saree blouses and lehengas. Zardosi embroidery can be combined with beads, pearls, sequins, and Kundans to make the designs look even prettier.
3. Cutdana embroidery
Cutdana literally means cut-dana—stones that have been cut in specific angles to reflect light. Cutdana makes beautiful embroidery embellishments. These small stones are sewn into different patterns to create attractive designs.
4. Thread embroidery
Thread embroidery work is one of the most basic types of embroidery, where the thread is stitched into fabrics to make beautiful designs. Thread embroidery work can make your outfits look elegant and sophisticated at the same time. You can use thread embroidery to add the extra oomph to your day-to-day outfits, such as kurtis, shirts, t-shirts, blouses, etc.
5. Kundan embroidery
Kundan is a traditional Indian gemstone that comes in various colors. Kundan, combined with Zardozi, makes up beautiful embroidery patterns that look great on festive outfits, especially saree blouses, lehengas, and sarees.
6. Kasu or Gold Coin embroidery
Kasu or gold coins are traditionally worn as jewelry in South Indian households. Kasu embroidery goes really well with such traditional south Indian saree blouses. You can go for Kasu embroidered saree blouses for traditional Kanchipuram sarees.
7. Mirror embroidery
Mirror of Sheesha embroidery work is commonly found in North Indian states where reflective metal pieces or mirrors are used as embroidery embellishments. Mirror combined with thread embroidery work gives your outfits a gorgeous look that is unbeatable. When muted down, mirror embroidery work goes great with contemporary, Indo-western outfits as well.
8. Zari embroidery
Zari is a thread made of fine gold or silver woven into intricate patterns and elaborate embroidery designs. When combined with Zardosi, beads, Kundan, etc., Zari embroidery can give a grandeur look to your traditional festive outfits.
9. Clip stone embroidery
Clip stones are original glass crystal stones that come in various shapes and sizes. These are popularly used in thread, Zari, and Zardosi embroidery work.
10. Lakshmi embellishment embroidery
Lakshmi embellishments are popularly used in South Indian jewelry designs, especially temple jewelry. Similar Lakshmi embellishments look great on embroidery designs on wedding and festive saree blouses. You can choose to combine Lakshmi embellishments with beads, pearls, and Kundan to make your saree blouses look even more beautiful.
11. Sequins embroidery
Sequins have been trending for the past couple of years, and so has sequin embroidery work. Sequin embroidery looks great on lehengas and saree blouses—especially for occasions and festivities that take place at night.
You can get all these types of embroidery work done at Binks with prices ranging from Rs 800 to Rs 5000. Check out the Binks Instagram page to have a look at the types of hand embroidered designer saree blouses and other embroidered outfits we have stitched for our customers.
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