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.
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How is it done
It is 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.