Though I have a fondness for handloom cotton fabrics for my tunics, once in a while silk fabrics beckon me. This  silk fabric has red floral prints on it.

printed silk tunic fabric

printed silk tunic fabric

I wanted to use gold beads and stones on the yoke, which was a dark green fabric.  A simple geometrical motif repeat was chosen. Red, peach, dull gold silk threads were used for embroidery. The yoke-

  bead work yoke in green fabric

bead work yoke in green fabric

The tunic with an interesting neck line.

printed silk tunic

printed silk tunic

This type of embroidery which is done commercially with aari needles, will be seen on tunics , saree borders, blouses in India. The embroidered piece looks grand on plain silk fabrics.

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