When others were toying around with gotaa patti and zardozi work on kamdani attires, we brought to you twisted gotaa work mixed with stones, zardozi, moti and sequins...dispatching tomorrow!!! #Kamdani #Mukesh #TwistedGotaaWork #Zardozi #Moti #Sequins #Stone ❤💕 The magic of mettalic wires... #Mukaish
#Mukaish work is an integral part of Lucknow's history as it originated in this city conceptualised and developed for the royalty that resided in Lucknow as part of their finery since this work was initially done with precious metals like gold and silver to make threads...it had transpired as a way to enhance the already beautiful Chikankari embroidery.
Little known to us is the fact that mukesh work takes on two avatars... #Fardi ka kaam stitches that are used to create tikki or dots which most people relate to as #Mukesh work and #Challa work!!! The density of the dots or danas vary based on the desired effect of the design like the 1000 dana is referred to as "Hazaara booti" in the local lingo.
Another kind of work that is popular is #Vasli ka kaam, done to create a slightly raised effect to the embroidery using different names for the different patterns that are created such as patti/patta, ornia, salami etc. The motif/pattern is filled with badla wire in either straight or angular stitches, that has been raised slightly using cardboard and covered completely.