men’s kurthas


Last year my younger nephew, Balaji got married. I designed and embroidered a maroon silk kurtha for his engagement. Here he is in his engagement attire. He wore a cream narrow salwar [Indian leggings] to match this kurtha.

zardosi on maroon silk-my nephew, Balaji

zardosi on maroon silk-my nephew, Balaji

This fabric was also cut by the tailor and given to me for working the embroidery. The pattern-

zardosionmaroonsilk-pattern

zardosionmaroonsilk-pattern

The embroidery was done with silk and metallic gold threads- the embroidery detail of the borders.

zardosionmaroonsilk-wip1

zardosionmaroonsilk-wip1

Balaji loves peacock design. The details of the embroidery on this twin peacocks.

ardosionmaroonsilk-wip2

ardosionmaroonsilk-wip2

The same peacocks after stitching with cream thread.

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zardosionamroonsilk-wip3

Zardosi beads were stitched on the spaces made by the arches and red stones and beads were added to embellish the border.

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zardosionamroonsilk-wip4

The detail of the borders after stitching the stones.

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zardosionmaroonsilk-det1

The detail of the peacocks with white stones for eyes, embellished with red stones and zardosi work.

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zardosionamroonsilk-det2

I was in a hurry to finish the embroidery and let the tailor do his work.
In India, these days, men’s kurtha are embellished very heavily. I wanted to do this for my nephews. I feel happy seeing the pictures.

My second nephew got married last year. I have two nephews, For the engagement, I designed and embroidered two kurthas for each one of them.. Both these fabrics were fine silk. This blue kurtha was designed for the elder one [Deepak]. We found a tailor, who was willing to cut the fabric for working this embroidery.

emb on blue kurtha-pattern

emb on blue kurtha-pattern

The embroidery was done in chain stitches. Silver metallic, light blue and white were the fine silk threads that were used for the embroidery.

emb on blue kurtha-emb

emb on blue kurtha-emb

Being a festive occasion, small stones  and silver beads were used for embellishments. The embroidery and embellishments –

emb on blue kurtha

emb on blue kurtha

The detail-

emb on blue kurtha- detail

emb on blue kurtha- detail

The tailor did his job and my nephew wore this tunic during the occasion.

embroidery on blue kurtha- Deepak, my nephew

embroidery on blue kurtha- Deepak, my nephew

I designed and embroidered a kurtha for the groom. Which will be my next post.

We get wonderful range of handloom cotton fabrics in Madras.I buy most of my wearables from there.I feel cotton is the best for the summer heat. so many colours, designs,combinations-imagination can run riot here.This time I designed 2 kurthas for my Hubby-

G's red kurtha

G's red kurtha

The colour dosen’t show well in this picture,It’s a blood red  mercerised cotton fabric.,the pattern is typical Indian kurtha design,I wanted to attach some beads,which raised very strong objection. So, no beads !

G's white kurtha

G's white kurtha

The fabric is cotton,self block printed white. I like this particular fabric very much. I didn’t work too much on the pattern, just simple curves,and ‘fly’  stitched withanchor  cotton skein. These kurthas were custom made[not upto the mark]. Next time I want to try on readymade kurthas.

It has more than a month since I wrote a post. I went to India  to participate in the engagement of my nephew,Bablu.. This is an arranged marriage.The bride’s name is Gayathri- very sweet girl. group

 I had  a wonderful time. On the auspisious time ,the priest reads aloud the marriage invitation, so we made adecorative panels[madal] to stick the invitation-madal-blue     

 

 

   madal-orange                          the bride’s            groom                                                                             

 

 

 

I made 2 boxes to store these panels-box-orange

box-blue

 

 

 

We also made a thoran[flower arrangement on the entry way]

we tied short artificial  flower strips together , to achieve this result-thoran

The previous day was the valentine’s day- for this we  designed a chocolate bouquet-chocolate-bouquet

I also enjoyed embroidering  my nephews kurthas-bablu-kurtha  bala-kurtha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wore a kancheevaram silk sari[veldhari- horizontalgold thread all over]

Iam here with my manni[brother’s wife] . these are her sons. The dark green sari is our family friend-tast-123

I’ll continue  with my embroidery details from the next post. Thankyou  all for all the wonderful comments , you have taken effort to send.  These are helping me a lot.I’ll deal with your requests for your tutorials. after I tackle my stitch challenges, I have just started on my stitch explorer challenge.-chicken scratch