The Crafts We’re Adding To Our Ethnic Wardrobe This Season

by Drishti Mistry

We can all agree that Indian silhouettes and crafts boast some of the richest histories and heritages there are in the world and this season we’re giving some of them a spot in our closet. From what make these crafts so covetable to why you need to add them to your ethnic wear collection and which ones are on the top of our list – we’ve got answered all the above questions below. All you need to do is click add to cart to give your traditional wear a boost!

Introduced to India by the Mughals in the 17th Century, this archaic craft involves making sublime motifs using white threads on lightweight fabrics such as cottons and mul muls. While chikankari laden pieces are generally reserved for warmer weathers, we’re giving this craft a spot in our monsoon wardrobes too – they’re free-flowing and flattering- what’s not to love?

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Aspen Kurta






Lakhnavi Chikankari…


Gota Patti
A dextrous craft native to Rajasthan, gota patti is an applique technique that makes use of gold and silver ribbons methodically stitched on to the fabric either on borders or in form of intricate motifs all over the garment. Generally featured on festive clothing such as lehengas and saris, this craft is fast becoming a frequent in our everyday ethnics. We’re talking kurtas, salwar sets and more.

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Mustard Sahiba …



Blue Chanderi..



Grey Cotton Palazzo..


Hand Block Prints
One of the oldest crafts known to mankind, block printing can be traced as back as 3000 BC to Mesopotamia where extravagant patterns were first carved on a wooden block and then dipped in dye to hand print the motifs on to the fabrics. Today, this artform that is popularly practiced in various parts of Rajasthan, particularly in Jaipur, finds favour not only in the traditional wardrobe but also contemporary separates such as dresses, tops and even trousers.

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Pakhi White Kurta…



Blue Handblocked …



Bagru Saree


If you’re looking to add a regal touch to your ethnic attire, zardozi work is the one to opt for. With pure gold and silver threads meticulously embroidered in elaborate patterns, both basic and bold,this craft descends straight from the Indian royal’s festive wardrobe. The only rule to remember this season? When the craft is statement, keep the silhouettes simple.

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Maroon kurta With…



Yellow Golkonda…



Blue Colour


Also known as mukeish or mokaish work, the craft originates from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Typically identified by dainty dot-like patterns hand embroidered with twisted thin metal threads, mukaish is the season’s mandate on a minimalist’s traditional wear wardrobe. The craft can be worn lone on a dupatta or all over on a kurta – it never gets over the top!

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Saksham &…



White Chikankari…



Short Anar Kurta…


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