What better day than World Embroidery Day to share our (work in progress!) embroidery map of India! Note that this does not include weaves as we are working on a map for weaves only as well! But do tell us in comments below if we've missed anything.

 embroidery map of india

State/Union Territory Embroideries
Gujarat Zari Craft
Dhadki Embroidery
Amreli Embroidery
Ahir Embroidery
Soof Embroidery
Pakko Embroidery
Jat Embroidery
Gotauvn or Gotany Embroidery
Rabari Embroidery
Neran Embroidery
Kambira embroidery
Khudi Tebha Embroidery
Kharek embroidery
Aari embroidery
Aashavali embroidery (brocade weaving of Gujarat)
Applique and patch work
Crewl embroidered leather
Mukka embroidery
Parsi embroidery
Kathiawar embroidery
Mochi embroidery
Chinai embroidery
Banni or Heer bharat
Rajasthan Rebari embroidery
Shisha work
Gota Patti or Gota Work
Meghwal Embroidery
Dabka/Dubka Work/ Coiled Metal Embroidery
Ralli Embroidery
Camel Decoration Embroidery
Appliques of Barmer
Tilonia Applique
Jammu and Kashmir Sozni embroidery
Crewl Embroidery
Gabba Embroidery
Tila/Dori/Metallic Embroidery
Ari work embroidery
Rekzar Embroidery
Kashida embroidery
Papier mache embroidery
Amli embroidery
Namda (felting)
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Zardozi
Phool Patti ka Kaam (Patti work, Patti ka kaam, Floral and leaf motifs)
Lucknow Chikan Craft
Mukaish work
Jangla(Sikargah) embroidery
Aughi Embroidery
Naqsha brocade weaving
Manipur Akoybi embroidery
Shamilami Embroidery
Hijay embroidery
Tindogbi Embroidery
Maibung Embroidery
Manipuri embroidery
Karnataka Kasuti embroidery
Sandur lambani embroidery
Banjara embroidery
Lambani/ Banjara embroidery
Leh Ladhakh Namda (felting)
Ladhakh embroidery
Punjab Phulkari
Arunachal Pradesh Banjara embroidery
Bead embroidery
Pachis work
Haryana Phulkari is practised in Haryana too
Nagaland Embroidery of the Angami Naga shawls of Nagaland (Main stitches- Taipchi, Pechni, Pashni, Bakhia, Khatao, khatava or katava is cutwork or appliqué , Gitti, Jangira, Murri, Phanda, Jaalis)
Goa Crochet, Jute Macrame
Assam Ari and Net embroidery
Maharashtra Banjara tribal embroidery and mirror work
Himru (brocade)
Tamil Nadu Toda embroidery
Himachal Pradesh Chamba Rumal
Applique Thangkas
Uttarakhand Embroidery with ornamentation with tikris and beads
Kerela Vaalkanadi
Syrian embroidery was also practised in Kerala
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu Crochet and Lace work, cross stitch work
Lakshadweep Mundu (tradtional attire) is embroidered
Meghalaya Khneng Embroidery
Mizoram Puanchei (a traditional woven dress) was also traditonally embroidered
Tripura Puanchei
Sikkim Menchhyo dress (woven) by the Lepcha community is traditionally embroidered also
Puducherry Crochet
Andhra Pradesh Kamal kadai
Telangana Banjara tribal embroidery and mirror work
Odisha Dongria Kondh
Bihar Sujini Embroidry
Khatwa applique
Chattisgarh Marabhai embroidery
Madhya Pradesh Banjara embroidery
Bengal Nakshi Kantha
Jharkhand Santha


1 comment

  • Manisha R. Dudhat: May 14, 2022
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    Very useful information of our indian culture…I always appreciate indian tradition and I am proud to be Indian..

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