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EMBROIDERIES OF INDIA / KASUTI WORK / PROCESS
KASUTI WORK
Materials & method

- Locally available materials are used for Kasuti.

- The pattern to be embroidered is first marked with charcoal or pencil and then proper needles and thread are selected.

- The work is laborious and involves counting of each thread on the cloth.

- The patterns are stitched without using knots to ensure that both sides of the cloth look alike.

- Different varieties of stitches are employed to obtain the desired pattern.

- Some of the stitches employed are Ganti, Murgi, Neyge and Menthe.

- Ganti is a double running stitch used for marking vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines, Murgi is a zig-zag stitch, Neyge is a running stitch and Menthe is a cross stitch resembling fenugreek seeds.