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Hurmutch

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OriginThe Hurmutch stitch is used and practiced widely by the women of Southern Sindh. Hurmutch is the ethnic name of this embroidery technique, however, in English it is also referred to as the darning stitch. ...
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Moti

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OriginThis stitch used in hand embroidery is one of those fun, rhythmic stitches that works up fairly quickly. The moti stitch is worked from right to left and has a wider base with the knot ...
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Pakko

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OriginPakko technique is known for its sturdiness and longevity. Pakko is derived from ‘pakka’, which means, permanent. The motifs used in Pakko are both geometric and floral. These are first shaped out with a chalk ...
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Kacho

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OriginThis embroidery technique is specially originated from Tharparker in Sindh and has historically been linked to the areas surrounding Diplo and Mithi in central Tharparker. This area is popularly linked with the Sodah Rajpoots of ...
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Running Stitch

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OriginThe running stitch or straight stitch is the basic stitch in hand-sewing and embroidery, on which all other forms of sewing are based. The stitch is created by inserting the needle in and out of ...
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Applique

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OriginThere are two types of appliqué techniques that are carried out by the traditional and the new craftswomen; under-laid appliqué and over-laid appliqué. Appliqué, on its own, refers to small shapes stitched onto fabrics, which ...
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Zari & Zardozi

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OriginZardozi is a form of embroidery that came from Persia. Its literal translation, “zar” meaning gold and “dozi” meaning embroidery, refers to the process of using metallic-bound threads to sew embellishment on to various fabrics. ...
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Patchwork

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OriginPatchwork or “pieced work” is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. The larger design is usually based on repeating patterns built up with different fabric shapes ...
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Shisha

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OriginShisha or mirror embroidery is traced back to the 17th century in Iran and it is said to have been brought to the Subcontinent through various travelers during the Mughal era. The mirrors are affixed ...
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Karak

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OriginKharak is a popular embroidery technique originated in Rajasthan, India. It derives its name from the fruit of the desert, the date, which is locally called kharak. Its characteristic feature is its clusters of narrow ...
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