printed crepe silk stole.

gold black zardosi-stole

gold black zardosi-stole

A silk fabric in antique gold colour was bought to match with this stole, my sister in law chose this. I drew a traditional Indian pattern for this. The idea was to work gold metallic thread, beads and zardosi tubes on this pattern.

gold black zardosi-pattern

gold black zardosi-pattern

Black, green and pink colour threads were used for embroidery.

gold black zardosi-wip

gold black zardosi-wip

The embroidery was worked with back stitches, chain stitches, stem stitch fillings and bead stitches.

gold black zardosi-yoke

gold black zardosi-yoke

The embroidery with stole

gold black zardosi-with stole

gold black zardosi-with stole

The tunic

gold black zardosi-tunic

gold black zardosi-tunic

The zardosi work done on this tunic is very minimal. This work is the mixture of   thread embroidery, metallic thread , beads and zardosi beads. The traditional Indian patterns lend themselves to zardosi work. The tunic is worn with black salwar.