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  • Embroidered lace


    Embroidered lace is embroidered on a base using a needle. The base varies according to the type. Many techniques use a net, either woven or knotted. The net varies: Woven fabric with threads removed to make a grid (Reticella, Buratto) Machine made hexagonal net (Limerick, Needlerun net, Tambour) Knotted square net (either hand-made or machine-made) (Filet) Sol laces are embroidered in a circular pattern on radiating spokes of threads. These include Tenerife lace and Ñandutí lace. Image:Limerick_lace.jpg|19C Limerick lace wedding veil Image:Lace-filet-hrynkiw.jpg|Filet lace being worked. Image:Carolus_-Private_Collection_-_tule.jpg|Tambour lace from Lier Image:Nanduti_lace.jpg|Ñandutí lace from Asunción Paraguay Image:Tenerife_lace.jpg|Tenerife lace

  • Ribbon


    Ribbons A hair ribbon A ribbon or riband is a thin band of material, typically cloth but also plastic or sometimes metal, used primarily as decorative binding and tying. Cloth ribbons are made of natural materials such as silk, velvet, cotton, and jute and of synthetic materials, such as polyester, nylon, and polypropylene. Ribbon is used for innumerable useful, ornamental, and symbolic purposes. Cultures around the world use ribbon in their hair, around the body, and as ornamentation on non-human animals, buildings, and packaging. Some popular fabrics used to make ribbons are satin, organza, sheer, silk, velvet, and grosgrain.

  • Zari


    'Banarasi sari' from Varanasi (Banaras), silk and gold-wrapped silk yarn with supplementary weft brocade (zari)Zari (or Jari) is an even thread traditionally made of fine gold or silver used in traditional Indian, and Pakistani garments, especially as brocade in saris etc. This thread is woven into fabrics, primarily made of silk to create intricate patterns. It is believed this tradition started during the Mughal era and the Surat pot being linked to the Haj pilgrims and Indians was a major factor for introducing this craft in India. During the Vedic ages, zari was associated with the grand attired of Gods, kings and literary figures. Today, in most fabrics, zari is not made of real gold and silver, but has cotton or polyester yarn at its core, wrapped by golden/silver metallic yarn. Zari is the main material in most silk sarees and gharara. It is also used in other garments made of silk, like skirts, tops and veshtis.

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