I had this hand woven ikat fabric in navy blue colour with black stripes and small white lines on it. The fabric by itself did not need any embroidery on it. while going through a book of traditional Indian designs, I came across some geometrical designs, which I thought might go well with this fabric. So I drew a yoke pattern based on some of these designs with my twist.
This pattern was traced on to a dark pink mangalagiri cotton fabric with stripes .the whole embroidery was done in double running stitch and back stitch with two strands of white cotton skeins. This work can be categorized as kasauti embroidery.
The tailor used the same pink fabric as sleeve border. I like the neckline.
The pattern can be used for phulkari embroidery by filling the shapes and the same pattern can be worked on a larger scale too.