What is Brocade fabric?
Brocade is a rich Indian textile that is extensively used for weddings and festive occasions. It has a lot of gold and silver thread embroidery on it.
Available at Delhi :- Ramjisons, Monolisa, KC Creations, Nalli Silks Saree, H.P.Singh Agencies, RAQZ Clothing
Available at Chennai :- Prakash Silks & Sarees
Brocade Shop in Bangalore at :- Sterling House, Show Off Fashion Coulture
Available at Kolkata :- Savera Sarees
How is the Fabric created
To create brocade, a shuttle woven fabric and the base is coloured silk material. Gold and silver threads are used as additional weft yarns in addition to the silk yarns. This creates a fine 2nd layer to the fabric.
Tissue brocade is a very expensive fabric. This is used to make expensive sarees and fabrics.A few centuries ago, this kind of work was used widely all over the saree. However, with the high price of gold, it is now used exclusively on the borders.