Table Linen, Cushions Covers, Curtains, Dulais, Silk Quilts, Stoles, Traditional batwas, Scarves, Shawls, Cotton and Silk items of Clothing: Kurtas, Dupattas, Traditional ghararas made of silk patchwork are some of the items produced by Qilasaaz.
Chikankari is perhapsthe most famous embroidery technique from the region of Awadh.Although it began as white embroidery on white cotton, the technique has, overthe generations, expanded to include needlework on many different fabrics.The process begins with designs carved on wooden blocks which are printed on the fabric.These patterns are used as the base forthe embroidery work.
Kaamdaani Muqaish Badla
Kaamdaani, Muqaish or Baadla allreferto
embroidery with metal thread. In the past, this
thread was made ofsilver. gold orsilver dipped in
gold, and today is made ofsteel. Unlike Zardozi, this
technique does not use fabric stretched on a frame
and instead embroidery is done without mounting
the cloth butstill according to a printed pattern.
Ordinarily, patchwork the world over is made with
leftover fabric. Turki is a form of patchwork which
involves deliberately cutting up expensive silks of
different colors, and stitching the pieces together
in set geometrical patterns to create a new piece of the cloth which can then be used to create a variety of garments.
Daraj is seam appliqué whereas Katau is simple
appliqué work. This style of stitching can only be done on very fine fabric. For Daraj work, two pieces of fabric, which are to be stitched together, are first cut with a design in mind.
The pieces are then stitched together to transform the seam into the pattern and thus construct what is effectively an invisible seam.
Zardozi means embroidering with gold thread.
The fabric is tightly stretched over a frame and
usually embroidered by men. There is a vast
repertoire of different stitches that are employed in creating designs. One of the striking and difficult techniques burnt jaali (mesh) work, which involves stamping the fabric with a design and then burning out the shape of the design with a hot needle and embroidering a mesh in its place.