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Lydias purple brings you hand crafted art work sarees of various styles, designs, patterns, colors and many more by maintaining the quality of the products. We bring you exclusive collection of Mirror Work Sarees , Maggam work sarees with designer blouse, Pearl work sarees, Applique work sarees with kalamkari borders and patches.

These crafted sarees on made on various saree fabric including but not limited to kota, supernet, malmal, kalamkari sillk (chennur), chanderi, kora kalamkari etc,.

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MAGGAM WORK SAREES

 Maggam work is one of the most popular and preferred embroidery art forms in the contemporary fashion scenario. Let us take a look at what maggam work is and how it is done.

India has a rich heritage among the best textile traditions of the world. From centuries past, Indian cotton and silk have been the material of choice for royalty and the rich and the famous. Hand in hand with this evolved the art of making clothes beautiful, and embroidery continues till today as one of the most popular means of adding beauty to clothes of all kinds. Almost every region of India boasts of its own, unique style of textiles and embroidery styles.

One of the most popular types of embroidery is Maggam work or Aari embroidery. Once the preferred embroidery style of the mighty rulers of the Mughal line, it has widely spread across India and goes by the name Maggam work in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states. Ornate and delicate designs inspired by nature are brought to life by skilled artisans with precise stitches and the gentle gradations of the colour of the thread. Maggam work requires a tight frame to hold the cloth, and this frame is designed with the same principles as that of the traditional Khatla found in most Indian villages even today. 

 

APPLIQUE WORK SAREES

Explore the fascinating appeal of Applique through the sensational patch work on Chanderi sico,Kerala Kasavu,Malmal cotton,Khadi cotton. An Exotic art from orissa once used for large broad canvas,today decorates saree patches with design,accompanying embroidery and a lot of mirror work.

 

 MIRROR WORK SAREES

 Mirror-work, is a type of embroidery which attaches small pieces of mirrors reflect metal to fabric. Mirror embroidery is spread throughout Asia, and today can be found in the traditional embroidery of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, and Indonesia.

The Shisha or mirror embroidery was originated in the 17th-century in India. Traditionally, shisheh work was done using Mica but Beetle, Tin, Silver or Coins were not uncommon depending on the region. This was replaced by glass blown into large thin bubbles and broken into small pieces for this use. Traditional shisha mirrors have a convex curve due to this process. The tradition of making circular shisha was extensively done by women in South Asia, who use special scissors that are repeatedly dampened to prevent flying shards, and snip them into smaller circular shapes.

The use of decorative mirror or shisheh was introduced from Muslim lands during the Mughal Empire. However shisheh embroidery was not used on Mughal clothing but rather found only on traditional folk clothes of South Asia and Central Asia. The term shisheh means glass in Persian. Contemporary shisheh work almost entirely consists of mass-produced, machine-cut glass shisha with a silvered backing. Today most craft stores in South Asia carry small mirrors purchasable for use in embroidery, which come in varying shapes and sizes. Also more common these days is foil mirrors which are break resistant and gives the appearance of mirror.

 

PEARL WORK SAREES 

Pearl Work is a special type of embroidery sarees, where pearls or pearls like beads are stitched on the saree instead of foil or mirror work sarees.