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    india-chikan embroidery

    chikan work.

    Nakshi Kantha is a traditional embroidery art of Bangladesh.

    india flint. Stitches and colours flow like a painting. Reminds me of neglected paint-work or rust.

    chikan embroidery


    more vintage embroidery

    Lucknow (India) Chikankari | Noor Jehan’s personal preferences and desire to replicate the Turkish architectural open-work designs is said to have that led to the introduction of jaalis in chikan embroidery. The designs in chikan are graded and used according to the stitches employed.

    Magnificent Lace Mermaid Gown, wish I had some where fancy to go!

    Detail of mosaic, Herculaneum

    Kaffe Brandon poppies

    yellow wool flowers


    #nautical #embroidery


    A Quilter by Night: Sashiko sampler beginnings...

    kantha embroidery

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    Beautiful lace dress!

    White embroidery