CONTENTS:- 1. Kantha of Bengal 2. Kashida of Bihar 3. Embroidery of Gujarat 4. Chamba rumal of Himachal 5. Kasuti of Karnataka 6. Kashida of Kashmir 7. Embroidery of Manipur 8. Applique craft of Orissa 9. Phulkari of Punjab 10. Embroidery of Rajasthan 11. Chikankari of Uttar Pradesh 12. Metal embroidery 13. Simple embroidery stitches
Indians are World famous for their magnificient workmanship and produced the most beautiful Textiles and further decorated with Embroidery and its varigated charms. Unity in diversity is not only through culture, custom, but also in Costume and decoration. Each state has its unique embroidery expressing the life Style of the people inhabited their occupation, custom, thoughts, beliefs & likings, History explains the influence of travellers artisans, artists, Art of neighbouring Countries and states on Indian embroidery. Persian art has a greater influence on designs and motifs, picked up from "Tree of life". Some states, have brought certain changes in their traditional embroidery as far as Ground fabric, type of thread used, colours, motifs and articles prepared according to the taste and Demand of the consumer. Hence, few states have built up this art on commercial scale, whereas on the other Hand Handicraft Board in colaboration with the respective state government reviving the traditional art and installed the centres to train the Young Rural Women Folk to earn their livelyhood.