Indian women are traditionally skilled embroiderers. The skill passes down the generations and every state has its own distinctive style.
West Bengal housewives are skilled in Kantha embroidery and recycle sarees into gorgeous throws, bedspreads and scarves and a host of accessories. Kantha scarves are a special favorite for CRC buyers.
In Kashmir, Zanana Dastakar produces Crewel embroidery on felt, wool and a variety of cotton.
In West Bengal, Heera Mondol and group practice Zardozi. The fabric is mounted on a wooden frame and a hook replaces the needle for these nimble-fingered women. [Name state]
Based in Kolkata, Mohammad Shafiq and his team are masters of machine embroidery.