The details of the embroidery done on yellow fabric for the yoke . the border is the same as sleeves except for paisleys.

The border with orange kutch motifs and green paisleys.


The paisleys and diamond shapes outlined with red thread in back stitch. The rest of the kutch motifs worked with brown thread.


Chain stitch borders in cream thread, and green sequins attached with gold beads.


The paisleys are further embellished with antique gold sequins


The completed yokes and tunic on my next.

The sleeves of this tunic had borders in two fabrics. One was the brown fabric, which we have seen so far, another one is yellow fabric.
The outlining of the mirrors was done in cream on this brown fabric. the border with sequins and mirrors stitched with green and orange threads alternatively.


The details of the border in yellow fabric- pattern with kutch work motifs done in brown thread.


The same border after working the kutch work motifs in orange thread.


With green outline in back stitch


With squares done in red, with green sequins and gold beads.


The yellow border on yoke on my next post.

Further details of this multi coloured yoke. For this yoke, three fabrics are used. The centre is brown, then a printed fabric in orange , on which embroidery is not done. Then a yellow fabric, where a border pattern is done with sequins.
Continuing with the details on the brown fabric- two lines in chain stitch with yellow thread was done previously along with the kutch work motifs. Two more line are worked in chain stitch with variegated thread.
The mirrors were to be outlined with cream thread, the work is in progress on this picture-


The next step was to attach the sequins, which is completed in this picture , the mirrors will be stitched later.


Brown fabric for sleeves-
The same brown fabric is used for sleeves too. The border before attaching the mirrors.


some more details on my next post.

This time around, I wanted to do something new with the tunic yoke. The patterns and embroidery were usual, but I used three fabrics for this embroidery on yoke and sleeves.
The tunic material was woven ikat cotton.

green ikat tunic

For this tunic, the yoke combination was brown, printed orange and yellow. The embroidery was predominantly mirror work and kutch work with some sequins.
First I’ll start with the central yoke, which was done in brown colour fabric. this yoke had kutch work motif , sequins and mirrors. The kutchwork in yellow thread-


The kutch work motif in green-


the third motif was  done in orange, the three motifs-


More  details on my next post.

The length of this light brown yoke is 8 inches and the width is 3.75 inches
Rest of the details of the embroidery-
The two border lines are worked in stem stitch in dark green colour thread.


Small sequins with spikes are added in between the two stem stitched lines on the border. The same sequins are added in between the floral pattern.


The embroidery is completed on this yoke. The close up of the yoke on the tunic.

brown&a.violet tunic-1

The completed tunic with the yoke and the mangalagiri borders. The tailor did a good job.

brown&a.violet tunic-2

I have worn this tunic many times , gives a festive look and being cotton, feels cool and comfortable for the hot and humid climate. With the zari border, gold jewellery makes a good accessory!

The details of the embroidery on this light brown yoke-
With the colour of the tunic fabric and the yoke fabric being very dull, I used a bright pink to enhance the look of the yoke. satin stitches are worked with this thread.


The florals were outlined with chain stitches in metallic thread.


The geometric shapes on the sides are filled with satin stitches in antique violet colour thread and outlined with back stitch in pink colour thread.


The completed yoke and tunic on my next post.

The outlining of the pattern is done in cream colour cotton skein. The completed outline in chain stitch.


The embroidery stitch details are completed with this thread. In this picture, the yoke is embellished with mirrors, sequins and red beads.


The completed tunic with salwar-

maroon mirror yoke

This is a round necked tunic with v-shape in the centre. The pattern was designed accordingly to suit the neck. Maroon is a very common colour in Indian dresses. To have design something unique is always a challenge.