Salwar Kameez and embroidery have always been twin siblings and inseparable. Embroidered suits can be divided into two categories namely Hand Embroidered suits and Machine Embroidered suits
Hand Embroidered suits is a result of the efforts done by the craftsmen. In such type of Salwar Kameez the embroidery work is not embellished with threads only. There are many decorative items that can be embroidered along with the thread like shells, stars, beads, beads, bells, laces, stones and jewels etc.
In machine Embroidered suits, the main component of embroidery is threads of different colors and fabric like cotton, polyester, silk, zari, silver, gold etc. Machine embroidery has limitation but it has better look than the hand Embroidered suits material.
Most Embroidered suits meant for festive and semi-formal occasions are treated with an elaborate dose of embroidery. The popularity of the embroidered works can be gauged from the simple fact that there are no less than 21 types of embroidery used on Embroidered suits.
Most common among Embroidered suits is the hand Embroidered suits with booti work. This type of Embroidered suits consists of simple patterns representing plants, leaves and flowers. Chikankari Embroidered suits too have flowery patterns, but they are typically designed with predominant white threadwork. Mirror work comprises small mirror chips that are embroidered on the Embroidered suits. These mirror chips form the hub around which the embroidery pattern develops. Pearl work consists of small rounded beads stitched to the fabric as part of the embroidery pattern. A number of colored beads are used to create a colorful pattern.
Other forms of embroidery used on the Embroidered suits are: Kafdana work, dori work, dubka work, gota patti , kasab work, katha work, kundan work, parsi work, patch work, zari embroidery, sequins work, sippy work, sitara work, stone work, thread work, zardozi work, Phulkari, Chikankari, Meenakari, Kashida, Kasuti, Sozni, Shisha and zari work. With such a fascinating range of embroidery to choose from one could build a substantial wardrobe of Embroidered suits.