Hand-embroidered sarees are traditional Indian garments that are made by hand-stitching the fabric to create intricate patterns and designs. The art of hand embroidery has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries in India, with each region having its own unique style.
Hand embroidery is popularly used on wedding sarees, but it can also be found on other types of clothing such as blouses or jackets. The most common type of design used in hand embroidery are beads and sequences which include amazing patterns using the combination of both silk work and zardozi work (from Urdu), which involves stitching gold or silver thread onto the fabric using small needles called "ZARI". Let's take a look at how our Peeli Dori Saree is created.
The Process of Creating a Hand-Embroidered Saree
- Choosing the fabric: The first step in creating a hand-embroidered saree is to choose the fabric. The fabric should be of high quality, lightweight and have a smooth texture to make it easy to embroider on. Cotton, Silk, Georgette, Organza, Tissue and Chiffon are all popular choices for sarees. At Peeli Dori we source pure fabrics only from trusted suppliers for the highest quality.
Designing the pattern: Once the fabric is chosen, the next step is to design the embroidery pattern. This is done by an expert designer which is based on the theme, color and requirements as per the occasion the saree is being created for, Only the best of all the designs are then selected for production.
Transferring the pattern: After the pattern is designed, it needs to be transferred onto the fabric. This can be done by tracing the pattern onto the fabric using a light box or by using transfer paper. This is done by a skilled artist with high accuracy.
Choosing the threads: The next step is to choose the embroidery threads. The threads should be of high quality and colorfast. Silk and Cotton threads are popular choices for embroidery. Peeli Dori sources its threads from quality brands that last long and have the best texture.
Embroidering the saree: Now comes the most time-consuming part of the process of embroidering the saree. The embroidery is done by hand work with a needle and thread. The embroiderer must be skilled in different types of stitches such as satin stitch, stem stitch, and French knot. Skilled artisans at Peeli Dori's Production are experts in this craft and carefully craft each knot one by one, creating a saree that can never be rivaled by machine embroidery.
Adding embellishments: Once the embroidery is complete, additional embellishments can be added. These could be sequins, beads, mirrors, etc. This is also a time-consuming task as each piece is carefully added over the embroidery with a knot to hold it firmly in place. This step also requires a skilled artisan to be done with precision and speed.
Finishing the saree: The final step is to finish the saree. This involves trimming any loose threads and adding a nice border to give it a lasting firmness. Saree is then dry cleaned and steam ironed creating the final beautiful product you receive.
Packing the saree: This step is important to preserve the saree carefully. Each saree is carefully packed inside a cloth bag (created from the leftover fabrics in the production house, a step towards zero waste production) which is then packed inside the Peeli Dori Box and shipped to you.
Hand-embroidered sarees are unique in their designs and patterns. They last for generations and can be passed down to your daughter or granddaughter, who will then pass them on to her children. The high-quality threads used for hand embroidery are durable, so you don't have to worry about them getting damaged over time. Peeli Dori's hand-embroidered sarees are known for their expert craftsmanship and wide range of designs. The brand has been in the business since 2016, and it has grown over the years to become one of the most popular names in hand embroidery.
Peeli Dori offers an affordable price range that makes it possible for everyone to own a piece of art from this brand.