Tredo Caves is famous for its embroidered Gujarati hand made wall hangings which were once used to decorate the homes of the Kanbi farmers.
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Our hand made embroidery work is all hand stitched,and is a traditional folk art icon representing creation.
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Tredo Caves, located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India is justly famous for intricate and varied styles of embroidery. We continue the time honored traditions of cottage production in embroidered items for home use, as well as for the marketplace.
Tredo Caves handmade embroidery has contributed to the continuing difference and variety in the embroidered surfaces produced. A characteristic feature, however, of all our embroidery is the brilliant palette of color which contrasts with the complete lack of color in the surrounding countryside.
Tredo Caves embroider items for three purposes: household use, personal apparel or animal trappings.
Eight distinct groups or communities are noted for our embroidery techniques in the Mochi, Jat, Lohanas, Khavada, Matuwas, Kanbis, Mahajan, and Ahir.
Tredo Caves collection of Indian handmade embroidery ranges from rare court pieces to archaeological pieces. Embroidery is one of India's most recognizable and most prized textile traditions. Discover five of the most famous forms of traditional Indian handmade embroidery, and how these techniques are being adapted to give new global relevance to India's embroidery history today.
Generations ago, the Jat people migrated from Balochistan to Kutch, bringing with them a background in geometric design shapes. They quickly assimilated Kutchi's repertoire into their handmade embroidery and incorporated small pieces of mirror into his work. Their traditional dress (abaas) dress and ankle-length trousers (salwar) are both intricately embroidered at the neck and sleeves. A distinctive feature is an elaborately stitched, pointed yoke panel in the bodice of the dress.
Lohana Embroidery Art
The Lohanas of Khawara settled in Kutch from Sindh. Their work is heavily influenced by Sindhi handmade embroidery prominent octagonal medallions made of a variety of flower motifs and with innumerable pieces of glass. The chain stitch creates an attractive color pattern on silk floss, coverlet and skirt. It Creates an attractive color pattern on the coverlet and skirt.
Mahajan Community Embroidery
The Mahajan handmade embroidery of Kutch is made by Oswal Vanias who mainly live in the Vagad region, Bhuj and Mandvi. The design motifs, similar to Saurashtra Mahajan's work, are diamond motifs created in an eye-catching stitch. The work is considered coarse as compared to the Saurashtra counterpart.
Kanbi Work Embroidery
Like Mahajan, Kanbi has close ties with his relatives in Saurashtra. However, their handmade embroidery is exclusively made in chain stitch whereas Saurashtra Work uses roughing stitch. Kanbi motifs in Kutch also use different octagonal flower sand design elements from Saurashtra.
Ahir Art Embroidery
A pastoral people, the Ahirs employ expressive images of birds and flowers in their handmade embroidery. Deep maroon or black colored khaddar (cotton) is the background of heavy embroidery in mirror work and thread. Both women and children wear embroidered clothing; Skirt, trousers and bodice (blouse or bodice). One of the most interesting aspects of this type of handmade embroidery are the different shapes of the mirror – almond, circular, square and triangular.
Ari handmade embroidery work is a type of chain-stitch done using an inclined needle called an awl. The technique probably originated in the cobbler community, a group that traditionally made and repaired shoes. Originally developed to embroidered decorative elements on leather shoes and horse trappings (harnesses and decorative coverings), the ari was later adapted for use on clothing.
A type of handmade embroidery, kantha mats, covers, bedspreads and other home textiles from West Bengal and Bangladesh traditionally made from old and worn out fabrics, such as saris (women's clothing wrapped around the body) or dhoti (a man's garment wrapped around the lower body). Layers of this recycled fabric are quilted together in a simple running stitch, and hand embroidered designs are added using darning stitches, satin stitch and buttonhole stitch, etc. Traditionally, colored handmade embroidery thread was pulled from the borders of old fabrics used to make kanthas.
The traditional handmade embroidery of Punjab (a region encompassing parts of northern India and East Pakistan), phulkari (literally, 'flower work') is worked in a simple darning stitch from the back side of a hand-woven cotton fabric usually in terracotta red colour. Or indigo blue. Vibrant floss silk (loosely twisted silk threads) is used to create a shiny effect.
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