Ethnic embroidery - a business card of the woman of fashion
Ethnic style of clothes periodically experiences peaks and recessions of popularity, being thus one of the most interesting, unusual and picturesque styles. The most vivid rise in the popularity of ethnic style in clothing marked the 70s of the previous century, when the international hippy movement was gaining ever greater speed. It was during this period that interest arose in natural fabrics, loose cuts and slight negligence in clothes. It should be noted that in our time this style, often close to cross-stitching, is experiencing a new peak of popularity.
One of the most memorable features of ethnic decor in clothes is embroidery.
Hard and delicate appearance of embroidery in clothes is the Danish sewing Hardanger. Initially Hardanger performed white threads on a white or coarse linen and was intended to decorate the table and bed linen. However, modern designers have diversified the palette and color combinations of this kind of needlework and apply it to the embroidering of ladies’ underwear from cotton, as well as thin women’s blouses. As a rule, Hardanger is sewn as an ornament in the form of a border along the edge of a loose skirt or semi-adjacent blouse. Most effectively, such clothes look combined with coarse accessories made of genuine leather, denim or even canvas.
Perhaps the most exquisite, fine and delicate embroidery is the ancient Indian folk embroidery of Chikankari. Chikankari, as a rule, is performed by thin white threads along a delicate white canvas, such as cambric, muslin or madapolam. This embroidery consists of a bizarre composition of floral and floral motifs. Chikankari is a refined and thoroughly thought out combination of various stitches and stitches, in terms of the magnitude and accuracy of which one can judge the skill of execution and the cost of work. Of course, the most valuable and expensive, of course, is hand embroidery, which demonstrates not only the skill of the embroiderer, but also the personal taste of the possessor of the product.
In contrast to the delicate, weightless style of Chikankari, Mexican embroidery by Otomie, in contrast, is a bright and full-color figure reflecting the nature of Mexico itself. Such motifs look very impressive on rough linens, such as denim, linen and the so-called nettle so popular today. Modern designers develop not only clothes based on Otomi’s embroidery, but also embroider these summer motifs with summer shoes made of fabric, as well as bags, belts and other accessories.
One of the most colorful and inviting eyes is embroidery in the Russian style. This type of embroidery is performed on the basis of a combination of various simple stitches, made in the technique of cross, semicircle and stitch. Russian craftsmen have long been drawn to the natural combination of colors, namely, red, green and yellow. Such embroidery is very appropriate in the design of accessories, bags and shoes.
Modern fashion trends are distinguished by democracy and ease and allow fashion lovers to show a sense of style, combining and combining clothes of different directions. Ethnic embroidery is increasingly becoming a popular type of clothing, accessories and footwear, emphasizing the delicate taste of their owners.