After the yoke pattern was worked with threads, small antique golden beads and red zardosi tubes were stitched on to the yoke. A part of the yoke-

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The other part of the yoke after working the zardosi embroidery.

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The pictures are not very clear.
The completed yoke, placed on the tunic fabric looks like this-

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The sewn tunic with zardosi yoke.

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Close up of the tunic.

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I have worn this tunic with red salwar[Indian pants]. The block print pattern on this tunic is very rare. It impressed me a lot. it can worn be as saree, shirt, short top and other western dresses also. The fabric was transparent and required lining, for that matter. I find any white based fabric requires lining.
I looked for inspiration from traditional Indian patterns and drew this yoke pattern.

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