Lambani Embroidery Art
Context: As part of the third G20 culture working group (CWG) meeting in Hampi, a Guinness world record was created for the largest display of Lambani items titled with ‘Threads of Unity’. About Lambani Embroidery:
- It is an intricate form of textile embellishment characterised by colourful threads, mirror-work and stitch patterns.
- Practised in: several villages of Karnataka.
- It involves stitching together small pieces of discarded fabric to create a beautiful fabric.
- It is an amalgam of pattern darning, mirror work, cross stitch, and overlaid and quilting stitches with borders of “Kangura” patchwork appliqué.
- Similarity with other regions: The embroidery traditions of the Lambanis are shared in terms of technique and aesthetics with textile traditions across Eastern Europe, West, and Central Asia.