This yoke which was done in 2013 was inspired by ready made mirror work borders available in the Indian market. These borders are actually made with round sequins or discs called mica. The embroidery on them is done with fine silk threads and beads. They are attached to sarees, tunics in India.
This yoke is worked with mirrors. The tunic fabric is block printed, vegetable dyed, handloom cotton in black.
The embroidery other than mirror work is done with silk threads, the pink thread for herringbone filling on triangles and golden colour silk thread for chain stitch.
Gold metallic thread is used for outlines in chain stitch.
The inner mirror outlines are done with pink silk thread.
The small mirrors are outlined in chain stitch with white thread.
The detail of the inner outline made with golden thread.
Another outline around the central mirrors made with medium pink thread.
The inner mirrors are fixed with shisha stitch.
The final step was to work the small mirrors with shisha stitch.
The yoke on tunic.
The pattern for this mirror work yoke.
I match this tunic with black trousers. The handloom fabrics feel cool in summer season. A sample of the border available in the markets.