Though I have a fondness for handloom cotton fabrics for my tunics, once in a while silk fabrics beckon me. This silk fabric has red floral prints on it.
I wanted to use gold beads and stones on the yoke, which was a dark green fabric. A simple geometrical motif repeat was chosen. Red, peach, dull gold silk threads were used for embroidery. The yoke-
The tunic with an interesting neck line.
This type of embroidery which is done commercially with aari needles, will be seen on tunics , saree borders, blouses in India. The embroidered piece looks grand on plain silk fabrics.