India is a land of diversity with every region possessing its own indigenous culture and practices. People belonging to different provinces have their very own distinctive way of dressing and unique sense of fashion. While in few regions the use of Zari and various Zari woven techniques are prevalent, other regions boast of different kinds of thread or Resham embroidery work.
The beautiful state of Kashmir, also known as the Crown of India, can rightfully boast of originating the popular embroidery technique known as Jaal embroidery. Apart from adorning upholstery Cushion Covers, Rugs, Bedspreads, Wall Hangings, etc Jaal patterns make Indian Clothing such as Designer Sarees or Designer Salwar Kameez truly beautiful. For Jaal embroidery, multihued embroidery thread or resham is used and the patterns are truly intricate. The highlight of this kind of embroidery technique is its elaborate and complex pattern which can be floral pattern, paisley pattern or other decorative pattern featuring a creeper like design. Depending upon the use of embroidery threads or resham, the look of the entire embroidery pattern on a Saree or Salwar Kameez can be changed drastically. When a single strand of zari or embroidery thread similar to the fabric color is used, an elegant or chic look is achieved. But mostly, jaal embroidery is done with several strands of multihued embroidery threads on contrast color fabric, which makes it colorful, vibrant and extremely attractive.
Traditionally jaal patterns were hand embroidered, but with the rise and convenience of machine embroidery, one can spot various Sarees, Salwar Kameez, Churidar Suits, Kurtis, etc featuring machine embroidered Jaal pattern. Hand embroidered Jaal patterns can take as much as two or three months to be completed thanks to the complex nature of such patterns. Resham embroidered Jaal pattern adds to the beauty of any Indian