While in India, I got to go shopping and sightseeing, and took in a million colors and textures. Bright colors, intricate embroidery, patchwork, sequins, stones, beads, crushed silks, jewel tones, tissue thin saris, and so much more -- it's all gorgeous!! So, here's a mini crash course on some of the gorgeous, colorful textiles of India. Photographs by yours truly :)
Zardosi work - embroidery with sequins, stones, beads, metallic and colored threads, and more!
Kota: brightly woven cottons, usually in the form of colorful saris
Applique and embroidery work
The colorful borders of traditional South Indian Kanjeevaram saris.
Intricate embroidery on jewel tone silks
Block printed cottons
|Handloom cottons colored with vegetable-based dyes with colorful borders|
Colorful printed and dyed cottons
Those are just a few examples of the many textures, textiles, and colors of India. Part 2 will follow soon :)
Hope you liked it!