Designing of Indo-western Garment with Danka Embroidery by Using Persian Motifs


Abstract


This study was undertaken by investigator to add new and interesting idea which can break the monotony and give a touch of novelty in construction of indo-western garments with Danka embroidery by Persian motifs for doing Danka embroidery on different articles. Persian motifs have been modified by which Danka Patti can easily adjust in the motifs and 50 respondents were selected for rating of all prepared samples for the acceptance and preference of motifs, placement of motifs, color combination, marketability and overall aesthetic appeal. It was concluded from the data that Danka embroidery with Persian motifs is successful innovation with reference to design, placement of motif; color combination; marketability and overall aesthetic appeal were appreciated by majority of the respondents.


Introduction


Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other material with needle and thread or yarn incorporating other material such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quill and sequins. Embroidery can be done in two ways-by hand or by machine.


The technique of doing 'Danke-ka-kaam' is not an easy task that is why it is said as 'a rare piece of art'. This decorative technique is usually worked on fabric like Satin, Chiffon, velvet or silk fabric.


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About the Authors:

Vipin Kumari is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Home Science at Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur in Rajasthan.


Pooja Somvanshi is a Lecturer at the Department of Home Science at Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur in Rajasthan.