The purpose of this site is not only to showcase my embroidery,
but also to share and exchange information like occasional embroidery
tips....experiences... and also to make new friends. I have been
doing embroidery for more than 30 years. Embroidery for me is
neither a profession, nor a hobby, but an addiction.
'Diversity and yet unity'
is what Indian art, culture
and traditions are all about. The ability of the society to assimilate
external forces and in fact evolve in the process is at the root
of the phenomenon. Embroidery is no exception.
||The rich and exclusive fresco of Ajanta show
the sophistication of the embroidery art prevailing during
the Buddhist renaissance. The emporers and the kings of
different periods used embroidery work as symbols of wealth
and status. The use of expensive and exquisite metarial
including gold, pearls and precious stones become conspicuous.
|The nomadic tribes and invasion
from Mughals led to a major impetus of evolution of the
entire array of art and culture. Successful adaptation and
synthesis without departure from basics and fundamentals,
can be directly attributed to what I refer to as unique
capability of the society to assimilate newer ideas.
The impact of foreign influences, figuratively speaking, the globalization
of the embroidery art is manifested at the level of technical
details. Another aspect of the historic evolution of embroidery
has to do with technology. This took different directions, some
of which are seen even in today's work.