More than any other art form perhaps, it is embroidery that carries with it a wealth of cultural informationd . It is an art form that is often exclusive to one particular region – with each country, each race having its own distinct style, inspired by indigenous customs and local mythologies. Seen as the domain of women, it is traditionally passed down from mother to daughter – and so it is the case with Palestinian embroidery. The traditional Palestinian cross stitch embroidery originated centuries ago in the villages of Palestine, was passed down from mother to daughter, and is today seen as a powerful signifier of Palestinian identity. Also known as Tatreez embroidery, it is today a fading art form.
Parsi Embroidery is an aesthetic design of pictorial tradition, it is a combination of cultural references and traditions. This textile is exquisitely conceptualized from Persian, Chinese, Indian, and European ideas of designs and traditions. It’s synonymous to elegance as it takes the idea of beauty of another level. Parsi embroidery is yet another example of how ancient old art is so relevant, beautiful. Parsi embroidery is a unique part of India’s diverse textile heritage. This parsi embroidery has unique artistic tradition has its roots in Iran during the Bronze Age but with time it has drew influences from European, Chinese, Persian and Indian culture.
Parsi embroiderycannot be justified in words as it looks amazing and draws the attention to one’s personality. History behind this beautiful embroidery is the parsi community, if we look back the followers of prophet Zarathushtra, left Iran for India and then settled along the western coast in Gujarat. In 19th century, Parsi traders had begun travelling to the Far East and started trading in China and Hong Kong which made the art more beautiful.
Parsi embroidery can be seen on many outfits, there are suits and sarees which are quite frequently seen but the classic designs can be used for many apparels. A unique and steady example of parsi embroidery is saree which is also known as Grara embroidery sarees. Parsi embroidery sarees have been evolved since ancient times. The tradition of embroidery and ethos has been renewed by our designer and we can’t keep calm for it now. These sarees come in many hues and have delicate embroidery in pastel shades and pale white on a very bright colour of fabric. Realistically pictorial, composed in such a way that it aesthetically colourful and delicately embellished parsi gara embroidery. Drawing on the rich repertoire of Chinese textile motifs, gara embroidery depicts ‘trade patterns’ on textiles exported from China and India to Europe. Nature is the first expression of these designs as through bomboos, birds and blossoms that often fill in the spaces on textiles. Some of the parsi embroidery sareesare intricately embroidered that the motifs are closely conceptualized. Embroidering a gara took several months based on its design and elaborateness. Owning a piece of this embroidery is in itself is like a treasure which is passed on by generation to generation.
This stunning design has been evolved through time, and now is seen on different apparels such as parsi embroidered suits and sarees. Here are some of the pieces which are gorgeous in every sense,
A stunning saree crafted in fine black georgette. It features intricate embroidered designs inspired by parsi gara threadwork-including designs of nature like bird and foliage. A graceful satin border completes the look.
Crafted in midnight blue georgette, this gorgeous lehenga has white parsi gara embroidery all over. A drawstring waist with statement making tassles and a border of plain blue at the end add a chic appeal to this traditional outfit.
Our front open cape is handcrafted in georgette and features dense parsi gara embroidery all over. With it’s quintessentially Gara designs of birds of paradise flitting on rose vines, wearing this cape is like draping on a beautiful garden.
Coordinated chic is the word that best describes this full set. Crafted in deep blue georgette with intricate parsi gara work, you can wear each piece individually or together as a gorgeous set. This parsi embroidery kurta brings the right appeal to the whole personality.