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Embroidery - Kathi Embroidery

In this type silk or satin is the preferred base cloth while the thread used is either cotton or silk floss. Predominantly a form of embroidery from Gujarat, it is quite different from the other forms of embroidery from Gujarat . It has a strong influence of Kathi art in its patterns, which are predominantly inclusive of animal motifs, flowers and peacocks. Whatever space is left is filled with leaves and buds.

The use of mirror work is quite strong, especially in the making of the center of flowers, eyes of the birds or flower representations. A strikingly distinguishable feature of this form of embroidery is its unusual technique of chain stitch embroidery combining with appliqué work. This is further enhanced by mirror-like insertions.

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