burnt orange tunic


The stitches used in this yoke border were satin stitch and back stitch and chain stitch. Silk threads were used for filling and white cotton skein for outline.
The next colour was a mixture of orange and yellow, which had a metallic sheen to it-

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The outline was done in bright orange silk thread-

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Embroidery stitches were completed in back stitches  with white thread-

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After adding the gold beads, the yoke set was placed over the tunic-

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Then the whole set was given to the tailor for sewing. The colour of the block print of the tunic fabric was chosen for salwar[Indian pants] .
The sewn tunic –

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The close up of the yoke-

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The sleeves-

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The tailor did a good job on this tunic, I love the shape of the yoke, with two fabrics, it was interesting, to work the positions. With the printed fabric for the centre, the designing was easier.

After working the herringbone stitches in dark green, small detached chain stitches were worked over them in white thread.

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The sleeves were also worked in the same way.

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Now for the border details of the yoke. this border was worked on dark green fabric. small geometric motifs were used for border design. Three colours were used for embroidery, orange, yellow/orange and white.
The border with the first colour, orange-

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The closer picture-

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I had this block printed kalamkari tunic in medium red colour. the print was different from the usual block prints. Actually I am not sure about the exact colour of the tunic.it can be anything from burnt orange to copper colour. picture of the tunic fabric-

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I wanted a yoke with border for this tunic. The body of the yoke was in the print colour of the tunic. This central yoke already was had a woven pattern, which I decided to use for filling with stitches. The border for this yoke was a different fabric , the details of which will be provided later . the yoke fabric-

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This zigzag weave design on this fabric was a bit loose, which made it possible to use it as couching thread to work pearl cotton thread in orange-

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Dark green cotton skein was used to work herring bone stitches on alternate zigzag lines.

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