Get noticed by wearing this Light Cream Tunic with "Ari Embroidery". Example of an excellent craftsmanship. Embroidered with light Brown on Light Cream base.
- Round Deep Split Neckline.
- Light Cream base with beautiful Light Brown embroidery on front and sleeves.
- Small slit on either side of the hemline. - Pullover styling.
- Embroidery on back and back hemline.
- Light weight fabric.
Approx. Product Measurements
Sleeve : Short.
Material : Silk.
Care Instructions : Dry Clean Only Or Quick Hand Wash separately with like colors.Line Dry
About The Art:
Ari is a form of embroidery from India. The word Ari comes from the hooked needle used in the embroidery called the aar. It is similar to the one used in crochet.
The fabric is first fixed over the frame often made of bamboo. The pattern is traced on it and the embroidery work begins. A needle with a hooked end and gold or silver or cotton or silk thread are used. It is worked in concentric rings of chain stitch. The needle is pushed through the fabric. From behind, thread is pushed into the hook. When the needle is pulled up again, it comes up with a loop.
The next time, the needle goes through the loop and comes up with another loop through the previous loop. The same process is repeated. The stitches are very fine and small.
Very intricate embroidery is done with the Ari technique. The tension of the thread has to be maintained during whole process. After the embroidery part is over the stitches are beaten using a wooden mallet from the top on a handheld wooden anvil placed under the fabric. It is an art carried by men. Women are not supposed to learn this art.This work is done by stretching the fabric on a frame and creating the stitches from a long a needle. The needle also carries sequins, beads, and other embellishments to decorate the pattern.
Ari motifs are the well-known flower design finely .