AsiaStore Event: Block Printing & Zardozi Embroidery (Day 1)

AsiaStore Event: Block Printing & Zardozi Embroidery (Day 1)

Zardozi embroidery
Zardozi embroidery.

AsiaStore, in collaboration with India-based Moon River Designs, presents:

Celebrate the Mughal arts — where artisans will be on hand to demonstrate and sell their work. Gain insight into the creative process from the artisans themselves.

Feb. 16 - 17 and 23 - 24
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan Demonstrations

Feb 16 - 17:
Block printing by Deepak Kumar Chhipa and Zardozi embroidery by Mohammad Shamim

Block printing uses traditional Mughal motifs of flowering vines that are carved into wooden blocks, so that the pattern protrudes from the wooden block, they are then coated with ink, and pressed firmly onto cloth, originally used to create costumes for the crown.

Zardozi is imperial metallic embroidery. It has its own relevance in history as the costume of royalty. Zardozi embroidery is rich with intricately woven patterns in gold and silver studded with seed pearls and precious stones enhanced the shimmering beauty of silk, velvet and brocade.

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Event Details

16 February 2012
12:30pm - 4:00pm

AsiaStore at AsiaStore
725 Park Ave, NY

Admission to AsiaStore is free.