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India is the country that is most prominent in the field of embroidery. It produces dozens of embroidery techniques that vary by region and cloth styles. Designs in Indian embroidery are created on the basis of the texture and the design of the fabric and stitch. Here it is the top 7 Embroidery Designs of India.



Aari embroidery touches on the thread craft that intensifies the look of a fabric or product. Aari embroidery is one of the many forms of embroidery, emerged in the Mughal era. It is the type of embroidery work that is done by extending the fabric compacted over a wooden frame. Aari work involves a hook, plied from the top but fed by silk thread from below. This form of embroidery is mostly found in the parts of Jammu Kashmir and Gujarat.

Aari Embroidery


• Banjara is also known as Lambadi. It is a tribal attire of bright color, blend of red, green, yellow, and black with mirrors and beadwork knitted on the fabric in complex and tangled ornamentation.
• Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are the states known of Banjara embroidery.


• The Chamba Rumal also known as the Chamba handkerchief is popular in the parts of Himachal Pradesh.
• It is an embroidery handicraft that was once elevated under the
patronage of the former rulers of the Chamba kingdom. It is a customary item of gift during marriages with featured ornamentation in the bright and attractive color schemes.


• Gota Patti is a sort of Indian embroidery that originated in Rajasthan, Indian.
• It makes use of a technique where decorative design made of one material sewn over another. Small bits of the Zari ribbon is put onto the fabric with the edges sewn down to design elaborate ornamentation. It is used extensively in South Asian wedding and formal dress.


• Kasuti is a traditional form of folk embroidery observed in the state of Karnataka, India.
• It is made with a single thread and involves counting of each thread in the cloth. Kasuti work which is very intricate sometimes involves lying up of 5,000 stitches by hand and is traditionally made on dress wear like saree, ravike, and angi or kurta.


• The village of Pipili in Odisha, India is well known for this kind of design technique.
• It involves embroidery and stitching. In this kind of embroidery brightly colored and patterned fabric materials are sewn together on a plain background mostly velvet along with mirror and lace works.


• Kantha work is a kind of freestyle ornamentation of India. It is created from layers of fabrics mostly cotton or silk, which is sewn together and fashioned, using a running stitch with a relatively shaggy thread.
• This type of embroidery is seen in Bangladesh and in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, and Odisha.

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