The fabric of this tunic is handloom mangalagiri cotton. I think it is a black fabric with beige stripes, because black is prominent. There was another fabric with block printed borders. That fabric had black prints on beige with an orange in between. With idea of using this border fabric for sleeves, back neck, a small mirror work pattern was chosen for the front.
The pattern-

black beige orange mirror-pat

black beige orange mirror-pat

The embroidery was mainly worked with shades of orange with beige outlines. Two or three strands of cotton skeins were used . The embroidery stitches were- shisha stitch, herringbone stitch for filling the triangles, buttonhole and chain stitches for outlining.

black beige orange mirror=yoke

black beige orange mirror=yoke

The back neck with printed border.

black  beige orange mirror bneck

black beige orange mirror bneck

The tunic with borders and embroidery

black beige orane mirror tunic2

black beige orane mirror tunic2

It is easy to work with big round mirrors. Even simple designs can be brightened with these mirrors.

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