This beautiful silk costume is on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s new ‘The Fabric of India’ exhibition. It was designed by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla for the most expensive Bollywood film of all time: Devdas. The decorative mirrorwork made the dress exceptionally heavy; it could only be worn for promo shots.
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Busy day today stretching my first batch of completed embroideries for my solo show in August. These started as machine embroideries, but now comprise of machine and hand stitch in almost equal measures. I have filled in the background of the work with areas of seeding in silk embroidery thread. I have goldworke areas and have also sewn lots of crystals into the work making it twinkle in the light.
My next set of work will be machined out onto different fabric and will feature more shaded work.
“Brean Sprouts”. Silk kimono created by Uemura Beikasame. Winner of the Culture,
Sports, Science and Technology Minister’s Award at the 31st Annual
Meeting of the Japanese textile artist Exhibition award . Japan