What is Resham work
Embroidery on clothes is a very popular craft in India. While printing with vegetable dyes and weaving colourful patterns are all very popular, hand embroidered fabrics and garments are considered a luxury.
Resham work is embroidery made with silk threads .
Although it sounds simple, Resham work embroidery is intricate and elaborate and is a highly skilled craft .
Silk and georgette sarees with heavy Resham work was considered a luxury. Bollywood heroines of the 50s and 60s era typically wore Resham worked sarees on screen and it hence became very popular.
Resham work uses colourful silk threads .The silk threads give a satiny sheen to the fabric. Resham embroidery is widely used on saris, salwar suits and duppattas.
At times, Zardozi embroidery is used along with Resham embroidery in the fabric. This adds a lot of grandeur to the fabric.
Resham embroidery can be machine made or hand made embroidery.