Intricate Embroidery and Embellishments: The Art of Indian Wedding Fashion

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Intricate Embroidery and Embellishments The Art of Indian Wedding Fashion

Indian Wedding Fashion

Amongst the many elements due to which the weddings are considered a grand affair, the attires worn by the bride take the cake. The wedding lehenga of the bride is embellished with intricate embroidery work, reflecting the culture of India. This blog explores the different types of embroideries that a bride can choose from for her dream wedding. The roots of these embroideries have been passed down through centuries and have various mentions in historical texts and epics. Each technique boasts a unique style and has found its way into the contemporary lehengas, preserving the cultural heritage. Some of the styles are:

Zardozi

Zardozi means gold embroidery in Persian. It is a royal and intricate embroidery technique which involves sewing metallic threads into the fabric, embellished with precious stones, pearls and sequins. Zardozi gained popularity in the Mughal Era because it added a regality to their outfits, making them stand out as art pieces. 

Chikankari originated in Lucknow and is a delicate and subtle form of embellishment.

Chikankari

Chikankari originated in Lucknow and is a delicate and subtle form of embellishment. It involves hand-embroidered delicate patterns using white threads on fabrics with sheer quality like muslin and chiffon. The chikankari lehengas create a graceful look. You can incorporate chikankari embroidery style with other embellishments and create a balance between traditional and modern styles. 

Kantha 

Kantha style is from West Bengal and is a form of quilting in which small and straight stitches are used to create intricate patterns. Originally, it was used to repurpose old sarees into quilts but now it is being used to form elaborate floral and geometric designs in the world of bridal couture. 

Kantha style is from West Bengal and is a form of quilting in which small and straight stitches are used to create intricate patterns.

Resham Thread Work 

A classic choice of the brides, this resham or silk thread embroidery offers a dextrous range of designs from exquisite floral patterns to complex paisleys. This style brings out the rich colours and textures, adding an air of regality to the bridal outfit.

Dabka and Gota 

Often associated with Pakistani bridal fashion, this style attributes metallic threads that makes the entire outfit shimmer and glimmer. Your bridal attire will emanate sophistication and charisma with the intricate motifs sewn on it with the artful arrangement of threads. 

This style of embroidery comes from the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Mirror Work

In this outfit, mirrors of various shapes and sizes are carefully stitched into the fabric, creating a playful frolic and a vibrant touch to your wedding ensemble. This style of embroidery comes from the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. 

Conclusion:

 The bridal attire is a canvas that reflects a bride’s individuality because the choice of the lehenga is a deeply personal and meaningful decision. It depends on bride to bride, and what kind of embroideries and embellishments they prefer. Ranging from the royal Zardozi to the subtle tones of a Chikankari, the different works and embellishments continue to captivate the Indian brides with their intricate elegance. The different types of embellishments in the lehengas show us the true diversity in the rich cultural heritage of India.