Fashion | Indian Thread Embroideries

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Indian Thread Embroideries
Photographed by Joy Datta
Published: Volume 19, Issue 9, August-September, 2011
The country’s vast archives of innumerable thread embroideries form the foundation of Indian designer couture. Our couturiers tirelessly crusade for their preservation and revival; their experimentations blend several regional stitches to form complex, layered textures that befit the Nawabs and Scheherzaadis of our urban kingdoms. Cutting-edge heritage at its finest

Make-up courtesy: Kashmira, Chambor.
Hair courtesy: Harshada Bavkar, Jean-Claude Biguine.

L: CHIKANKARI AND ZARDOZI LONG KURTA WITH DUPATTA, BOTH BY ABU JANI AND SANDEEP KHOSLA, MUMBAI.
R:PATCHWORK AND TAPESTRY EMBROIDERED JACKET WITH HIGH COLLAR, BY ANAMIKA KHANNA, KOLKATA.

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