Embroidery is the  technique of decorating a fabric or textile using thread or yarn with a needle. Coming from the French word “borderie“, to embellish, there are numerous types of embroidery that have developed across the world and over centuries.

At ITERARTE, we have so far collaborated with seasoned artisans in different places using cross-stitching; a popular needlework tradition across the Middle East, Aegean and Balkans;  Aari embroidery–a technique from Gujarat in India using a hooked needle from above, usually fed by silk thread from below, creating fine chain stitches; and Chamba rumal or Pahari embroidery that is a unique embroidery style from the Himalayan region of India  involving detailed embroidery on square-shaped hand-spun khaddar or delicate muslin fabric.