maroon tunic with zari border

For the maroon tunic with zari border , antique gold beads and sequins were used to embellish the yoke.
Sequins and round beads were used for the centre, and cone shaped beads and round beads were used for the outline.

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The close up of the yoke-

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Sometimes, these gold beads are very useful to embellish a simple outline. This is one such project, where an embroidery may not have the same effect.

This tunic fabric is a maroon or Indian red block printed hand loom cotton. I had a grey mangalagiri fabric with the same maroon zari border. This border was used for the sleeves and the yoke for this maroon tunic .The border and the fabric sewn together looked like this-

mar pri tunic-1

This tunic with this border looked good, with the printed fabric, I felt embroidery will not look attractive enough, so decided to use antique gold beads around the zari yoke.

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The completed tunic on my next post.