Rajasthan and Gujarat have always been famous for their beautiful, intricate embroidery. The copious use of little round mirrors interspersed with bright motifs in herringbone make this style truly unique.
Another form of embroidery, the humble running stitch, has made quite a spectacular comeback. Till recently, it was used to create quilts from old sarees. Women of a household would get together in what was as much a social activity as a creative one. This tradition has pretty much disappeared in urban India, but the popularity of the running stitch is very much alive, apparent by the popularity of bed covers, cushion covers, even garments and fashion accessories accentuated with the simple running stitch. India is truly blessed with spectacular art forms. Bravo to the designers who use traditional art forms to complement our current lifestyles.
Hi! I'm one of the founding members of Sanskriti Lifestyle, and have absolutely loved our journey from small, tucked-away little gift store to our new avatar of sprawling bungalows dotting our beautiful gardens. Our philosophy is to put a smile on our customers' face, as they stroll through the colonial bungalows and embark on a discovery of our (very!) diverse home decor and furniture. We want to help our customers create their unique living space, either through our beautiful products, or through our style tips and ideas. Follow this blog. Team Sanskriti hopes you will enjoy it!