Stone Work Bridal Saree Blouse ~ Celebrity Sarees, Designer Sarees, Bridal Sarees, Latest Blouse Designs 2014 South India Fashion

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This piece is one of a group of six similar pieces which may have been samples made for the export trade. The gold embroidery (zardozi) used metal thread and pieces of the iridescent wing-cases (elytra) of the beetle Sternocera aequisignata (family Buprestidae, Jewel Beetles).

I HAVE NO INFO ABOUT THIS PHOTO. IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A VERY OLD TECHNIQUE WHICH IMPARTS A 3D EFFECT TO EMBROIDERY. IT MAY BE WRAPPED AND TACKED (COUCHED) CORDING OR BEADS OR SIMPLY HEAVY GOLD EMBROIDERY THREAD. NO MATTER WHAT IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AND EXCELLENT TECHNIQUE...

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