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-

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zardosionmaroonsilk-pattern

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

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zardosionmaroonsilk-wip1

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

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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.