Indian textiles are amongst the most beautiful and finely crafted in the world. These fabrics and techniques, ranging from the cottons of Bengal, to the cashmere of Kashmir, to the dyes of the South, have been perfected over the course of centuries. However, the impact of COVID has been harsh – and as the country bounces back we want to put the spotlight on our incredible Indian ethnics, by highlighting our favorite contemporary styles made from our traditional techniques!
This form of handcraft was traditionally for royalty. Using gold and silver lace from Lucknow, it is usually used as a trim.
Leheriya patterns are created through a technique called “resist dyeing” to form colourful striped patterns on fabric.
A staple of our incredible Indian ethnics, hand block printing starts by carving patterns onto a wooden block. The block is then covered with ink and stamped carefully onto fabric.
Zari work involves weaving fine silver and gold threads into patterns on fabric. It is a unique form of embroidery that creates elaborate designs. If you’re sew into these embroidered looks, these are right for you:
The bandhani technique originated in Gujrat and is a form of tie-dye that involves dyeing fabric that is tied tightly with threads at many points. If you’re tied to this style, tie yourself to these:
Chikankari work (which originated in Lucknow) involves embroidering patterns with white thread onto pastel fabrics. It truly is one of our favorite incredible Indian ethnic styles!
If you can’t pick a favourite, check out some stunning outfits below that use multiple techniques!
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