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A sheer, feather-like open weave fabric that is mildly heavier and more crisp than silk gauze, organza silk is traditionally made from the continuous filament of silkworms. It has a smooth, flat finish and sports a characteristic shine, obtaining its stiffness from tightly twisted yarns. At Sakhi, organza silk finds its way into day and evening wear designs. The use of intricate hand embroidery on this preciously delicate silk makes it the epitome of elegance.
Whether it is for an evening out or to make one feel beautiful during the day, cut work is a form of fine needlework that complements any hour. In this form of embroidery, portions of the background fabric are cut away and the edges worked over in buttonhole stitches. The applications of this craft include bold elaborate pallus with understated borders hand embroidered with cut work, or unique combinations with complementing block prints. kerala in south India along with the Banaras and Bengal regions in north India are well known for cut work. Sakhi celebrates cut work on sarees and salwars, adding verve by infusing cut work with tissue applique, to make every occasion special.
This craft features minute sequins placed carefully on fabric and stitched by hand. Sequins are glass-like, fragile, decorative elements available in numerous shades featuring either reflective or matte effects. Sakhi weaves this craft in an unconventional fashion on a range of fabrics. Sequins and mirror work, in combination with hand-block print or cut work among other crafts, gives rise to interesting, unique creations.