Saturday, January 7, 2012

Designer Kantha Embroidered Kurtis

Indian embroidery and Indian dresses are popular the world over. Every state in India offers a different canvas of embroideries, stitches, and fabric, adding to the rich cultural heritage of the country.

In order to retain the rich heritage of Indian textiles and fabric, Indian fashion designers are trying to revive the ancient handcrafted techniques like Kantha work, block printing, Warli prints and many more. One such embroidery, Kantha, is extensively popular on Indian dresses like designer kurtis, sarees, home furnishing fabrics and scarves, which are mostly woven in cotton and silk.

Kantha work originated in Bangladesh and West Bengal and is considered as one of the most popular forms of embroidery practiced by rural women. Kantha is beautiful running stitch embroidery that has amazingly complex designs. The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done on soft dhoti fabric and sarees, with a simple running stitch along the edges. Hence, any garment with decorative running stitch embroidered motifs along the border can be termed as a Kantha garment.

Earlier, Kantha work was only done on a limited range of fabrics like sarees, shawls, dupattas and quilts but now with more exposure to colors and fabric, the embroidery is used on other Indian dresses like men's and women's designer kurtis. The motifs used in Kantha embroidery on sarees, designer kurtis and skirts resemble illustrations of epic and folk stories, and ritualistic motifs like the running deer, dancing peacock, temples, hukkas, umbrella, pitcher, and vehicles like chariots, palanquins, elephants, horses and saddles.

Designer kurtis with multicolored Kantha embroidery are paired with leggings, dhoti pants and patiala salwar pants, and give a chic look to the wearer. Exciting elements and embellishments like beads, mirror work and sequins are added to the embroidered garment to enhance its appeal. Kantha garments are famous for their beautifully woven motifs like flowers, animals, birds and geometrical shapes. Some of the traditional colors like black, blue and red which correspond with the three aspects of nature--earth, sky, and space are used in Kantha embroidery.

Along with designer kurtis, sarees with Kantha embroidery have also emerged as winners in the fashion circuit. A woman draped in a Kantha saree not only embraces the age-old hand woven design but also looks classy. Accessories play a major role in completing the look. Indian Bridal Jewellery in the recent times has witnessed a major trend change. Gold and silver were the only materials used for designing jewelry in India, but with new development in fashion designing and jewelry designing, jewelry designers have experimented extensively with a diverse range of Indian Bridal Jewellery. Accessorize your Kantha designer kurti or saree with colorful, beaded, wooden Indian Bridal Jewellery and you're all set to make a statement for the evening party!


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  5. I am a completely kurti person I don't remember when I have brought salwar kameej…Kurtis are my all time favorite I wear them on regular basis either with jeans, leggings or patiyalas.Even one legging can go with many Kurtis.
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  7. This is one of the best Kurtis's fashion in this year. These Kurtis style was taken from Indian fashion industry and embellishment of other designers with laces. Now a day this fashion is very popular.