I was in India for Diwali celebration last year.Where I bought this tussar salwar set.I liked the dark olive green and medium pink set, but felt I may not use the dupatta[stole], block printed in black, with a zari border as much as the salwar set. this was the set before my handling.
This narrow yoke pattern is for the green top-
The salwar being medium pink, the embroidery was made in medium-light pink.
The green looks like brown, but it is green, with woven stripes.After borrowing the border from the stole, the finished tunic looks like this[ by my tailor]-
I think the stripes were not on the length, but on the width.In this wider is not better at all, but still have to live with it.
Now for the block printed stole, I chose a black fabric for yoke.I had used antique gold sequins for the green tunic.This time it is the dark pink zardosi work[lupions?] where you cut the hollow wire , into desired length and use it as beads. Traditional Indian pattern is used for the embroidery,-
It is easier to choose colour combinations, with this type of contrast. After choosing a black background, just place the closely related skeins on the pink silk and pickout the shades.This contrast is alltime favourite.-
Along with the satisfaction of designing two tunics from one set, The thought that PINK seems to pervade too many of my tunics!