mango colour tunic


The red crepe stole which has very large printed paisleys with decorative borders.

man crepe stole

man crepe stole

The neckline was part of the embroidery pattern for the centre. The florals had spaces to work the red stones. Silk threads red metallic threads were used for the embroidery. Cotton skeins were used to attach the stones and zardosi beads.

mantunic-pat

mantunic-pat

The embroidered yoke-
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The embroidery was worked on yellow silk cotton fabric. These embroidered pieces were later attached to the tunic[by the tailor, ofcourse!]. the completed tunic with the stole

mango tunic with stloe

mango tunic with stloe

I had this crepe stole with traditional Indian design printed all over it. It has many colours, but red was the background colour. It suited well with t-shirts, plain tunics.
Last year I saw this chiffon fabric. It had both orange and yellow shades on it. Because it looks like a well ripened mango, it is often called mango colour. These kind of colour combinations are quite common on silks[kanjeevaram].the most popular are-
Peacock neck[blue/green],tender mango leaf[maroon and green], fenugreek[golden yellow/red],onion[dark pink/cream],berry[nagapazham-violet /brown].
From this point of view, this tunic colour is mango.
A packet of red stones also was waiting to be used. A traditional Indian pattern was drawn for the yoke. A simple border, where these stones could be incorporated was drawn for the sleeves.
The pattern for sleeves-

mantunic-slpat

mantunic-slpat

The embroidery was worked with red silk and metallic threads.

man tunic-sleeves

man tunic-sleeves