Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sindhi Embroidery Patterns

Sindhi embroidery pattern was oriented form Thar-Parkar and its neighboring districts. Designs used in Sindhi embroidery are mostly abstract and formalized representations of flowers and foliage, worked in primary colors using mainly satin stitch. The most creative practitioners of this style are the women of the Meghwal (or Meghwar), leather workers by profession and caste, who are centered on the Thar-Parkar district of Sindh. Their most delightful work embellishes marriage cholis, purses and `bukhanis'. Their work is of two types either profusely embroidered floral and disguised bird designs, mostly on a red ground incremented with mirrors and beaded and metal thread work on a black background.

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