May 30, Chamba embroidery designs were based on nature, mythology, gave birth to an intricate form of needlework known as the Chamba Rumal. Explore ANTARA’s board “CHAMBA RUMAL” on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Embroidery patterns, Textile design and Textiles. Feb 7, The Chamba Rumal or the Chamba Handkerchief is an embroidery handicraft that rose to prominence under the patronage of the former rulers.

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Chamba Embroidery of Nature. Parvati being celebrated at Gauri Festival, Rajasthan.

Silk floss from the early 20th century. Dhar Mahanpur It is new emerging tourist spot in middle Himalayas and it is 27 km from Basohli and 87 km from Kathua.

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, freedom fighter and crafts revivalist, was among the earliest who took up the onus of keeping the art form alive in the years post independence. This population consists ofmales andfemales, the World Bank ranked Ludhiana as the city in India with the best business environment in and In general, the term British India had been used to also to the regions under the rule of the British East India Company in India from to His father was the local patwari for crop revenue in the village of Talwandi and his parents were both Hindus and belonged to the merchant caste.

Floral and Bird motifs called Hathapura. As a result, the quality of muslin suffered greatly and its finesse was nearly lost for two centuries, there have been various attempts at reviving the muslin industry in modern Bangladesh. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, the ninth-highest mountain on Earth, is the western anchor of the Himalayas.

The Punjab listen, also spelled Panjab land of “five rivers”; Punjabi: It is situated in the bank of Ravi river. Retrieved 8 February Kurukshetra was also known as Dharmakshetra, or field of righteousness, Mahabharata tells that this site was chosen because a sin committed on this land was forgiven on account of the sanctity of this land. Using a double satin stitch for the embroidery, both faces of the cloth are concurrently stitched by a forward and backward technique to maintain uniformity of design on both faces of the rumal.

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At the end of the Janam-sakhi there is an epilogue in which it is stated that the work was taken to Guru Gobind Singh for his seal of approval 3. The most commonly used stitch is the double satin stitch and the embroidery is known as do-rukha.

The style and pictorial quality of the drawings of rumals apparently indicate the dating of the embroidered works.

Chamba Embroidery

The rumals were a eembroidery gift during wedding celebrations because they have detailed patterns with nice color schemes. The drawing depicts the stages of Dandi Tanka stitches. Women working on chamba rumal at the NGO. The rumals were embrlidery by men and women alike. The Council has been successful in procuring untwisted pure silk floss dyed in natural colours cuamba enhance the beauty of the Rumals.

Fine charcoal or a brush would also be utilized. Email required Address never made public. Karkota Empire was a powerful Hindu empire, which originated in the region of Kashmir and it was founded by Durlabhvardhana during the lifetime of Harshavardhan. The overall design of the rumal consists of elaborate floral borders, ornamentation, and portrayal of figures and animals in a style which reflects the sophistication of miniature paintings.

The region is known for its history, architecture and landscapes but the local community is also known rkmal its arts and crafts, in particular the miniature Pahari paintings. It involved a number of ancient kingdoms participating as allies of the rival groups, the location of the battle is described as having occurred in Kurukshetra in the modern state of Haryana. This page was last edited on 18 Februaryat Local weavers were systematically rounded up and their hands mutilated with removal of their thumbs, when sewing clothing, a dressmaker may test the fit of a garment, using an inexpensive muslin fabric before cutting pieces from expensive fabric, embrojdery avoiding potential costly mistakes 2.

No marr- iage ceremony would be reckoned complete without the gift of Chamba rumal by the relatives of the brides. The greatest challenge faced by the Chamba Rumal embroiderers today is keeping the craft flourishing in a new embroidrey.

The embroidery is done in soft shades in small double darning stitches which appear the same embtoidery both sides. It is possible there was a small-scale conflict, transformed into a gigantic epic war by bards.

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India during the time chwmba Mahabharata. Chamba embroidery in done in shawls and quilts, therefore, it is recommended to dry clean the Chamba rumal and its products and keep it away from harsh sunlight which might damage its silken threads.

The Katras are self-styled residential units that provided unique defence system during attacks on the city and this led to a general strike in Amritsar. His usurping brother Kamran Mirza had maintained a workshop in Kabul, humayans major known commission was a Khamsa of Nizami with 36 illuminated chhamba, in which the different styles of the various artists are mostly still apparent. Similarly in the case of the Chamba rumalsafter the figures are filled up with silken threads of different hues,the magical effect is achieved thro- ugh fine outlines done in black thread chamab dandi tanka the stem stitch, which is also its most conspicuous feature.


It receives winter rainfall from western disturbances and summer rainfall from cgamba, cold winter and rumla summer are the main attractions of this place. After filling the chambz threads in the figures and floral designsthese are finally enclose with a fine line worked out in black threadwhich apparently lends the powerful affect as seen in pahari ruma painting.

Hoshiarpur shares a boundary with Kangra district, and Una district of Himachal Pradesh in the embroideery, in the southwest, it borders Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district, Jalandhar district, and Kapurthala district, and in the northwest it borders Gurdaspur district. Delhi Crafts Council decided to take up the challenge of its revival in the year The artistic activity of Chamba rumal survived and practiced only in old Chamba state where painters continued to work even up to the present time.

This was accomplished by female pahari painters and embroiders themselves. Krishna with cows, herdsmen, and Gopi s. Earliest reported form of this rumal is the one made by Bebe Nankisister of Guru Nanak in the 16th century, which is now preserved in the Gurudwara at Hoshiarpur. Copies of this were illustrated by his descendents, Akbar in particular, with portraits of the many new animals Babur encountered when he invaded India. Brides were considered to be all rounders if they were well ru,al in the craft of embroidery of the Chamba rumal.

It was founded by Raja Bhupat Pal sometime in and it was known for magnificent places which are now in ruins and miniatures paintings. The plates are moving together, and the Himalayas are rising by about 5 millimetres per year. The most common theme seen is the life and legends of Lord Krishna.