Kasuti

Kasuti, a delicate and intricate embroidery form most prevalent in Northern Karnataka, are unknown, earliest references date back to the 10th  century under the reign of the Chalukyas. Kasuti is also believed to be one of the 64 art forms in which the courtesans of 13th century Mysore were versed. Kasuti is formed by the Kannada words for “hand” and “cotton” (Kai and Suti), literally translating to “the handwork of cotton thread.”

By seeing the Kasuti motif I felt it might be difficult work but I was very satisfied after working few motifs.

A few simple motifs first

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The border can be worked around the neck or sleeves

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A combination of Kasuthi and Kutch work

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Border can be worked on the sleeves, Table cloth edges etc….

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A flower border

Kasuti

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