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.
  • Technique:
    • 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.
News Source: Indian Express

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