The Mattrah souq in Muscat is filled with oxidized silver jewellery. The inspiration for this tunic is from a turquoise and coral ear piece. When a blue cotton fabric was found for the tunic, the idea of working the embroidery in red fabric rose simultaneously.
Indian ethnic kutchwork design was chosen for this project, the kutchwork embroidery in blue on red fabric.
The border in the centre was worked in medium blue. The outline stitch to work the interlacing.
The interlaced border.
The border outline stitches around the centre were worked in lighter blue.
After working the interlacing stitch.
Metallic silver thread is used for working the chain stitch outline,
Blue wooden beads were added to the spaces in the central design,
The detail of the embroidery.
The sewn tunic with red yoke. A Patiala salwar in same shade of blue was bought to match with this tunic.
The kutchwork pattern