Surat Silk Embroidery

Surat Silk Embroidery is one of the most famous forms of embroidery in India. Among the many types of artworks done on sari, embroidery is one of the most popular ones. In the city of Surat, embroidery is a traditional form of art and craft that are widely used on all kinds of clothes and furnishing textiles.

The embroidered saris of Surat are extremely popular because of the artisanship and work of art and of the excellent handiwork of the Surat artisans. The patterns are innumerable and very vivid. The Silk Embroidery of Surat is available in vibrant colors and gleaming shades that are extremely attractive. Buying a Surat silk with embroidery is going to be a lifetime possession. The Surat Silk Embroidery has exquisite and wonderful patterns.

There various kinds of embroidery that are done on the silk saris. These are:
  • Running stitch
  • Cross-stitch
  • Stem stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Featherstitch
  • Interlacing stitch
  • Satin stitch
The embroidery work on Surat silk are done on various fabrics like Chiffon, Crepe, Cotton, Dupion, Georgette, Organza, Tissue and Silk.

Other than saris, the famous embroidery work can also be seen on different furnishing textiles like Bed covers, cushion covers, pillow covers, curtains, table covers, etc.

The vast array of silk embroidery found in the city of Surat is as follows:
  • Chiffon Silk Embroidery
  • Cotton Silk Embroidery
  • Dupion Silk Embroidery
  • Georgette Silk Embroidery
  • Organza Silk Embroidery
  • Tissue Silk Embroidery
The threads that are used for stitching are also of many kinds like silver thread, golden thread, satin thread etc. The excellent artisans in Surat use embellishments like shiny flecks, colorful stones, sequins etc. to create a beautiful web of designs all over the saris.

Last Updated on : 3/06/2013