Friday, August 22

Lambanification of the Biscornu

In March this year I conducted a workshop "Folk Expressions" in Lambani embroidery at NIFT Bangalore for their cluster developement project and the form of the biscornu became central to my explorations in product diversification.
I got some pictures a couple of days back so I thought I'd share them with you.(Yeah, yeah I know its August).


That's a decorative hanging. Decorated with tassels and cowrie shells, so typical of Lambani embroidery.

Biscornu in different sizes.Filled with polyfil they make soft, beautiful cushions and conversation pieces.
The Lambani favour bright colours and high contrast.The women who embroidered these pieces were pretty much given a free hand in the choice of colours and they did a great job. They have a great instinct for colour.
Here's one intended as a floor cushion. I could do with a couple.
Have a super weekend.

15 comments:

paulahewitt said...

These are fabulous - I love the bright colours and embellishments of Indian Embroidery (i hadnt realised how many types there are until a little while ago) - and i love the idea of a biscornu floor cushion - inspired

Sandra said...

These are beautiful! You did a great job customizing the biscornus to the folk art.

Stunning!

EMBELLISHER said...

Thanks Paula and Sandra.

Anonymous said...

Oh they are beautiful. What a great melding of skills and ideas!!

Anonymous said...

Can we buy some of these lovelies (Biscornu).. if yes, how and what are the prices?

EMBELLISHER said...

I'm working on a line of the "lovlies " and I should have a price list/sizes etc in a month or two.So check back maybe I'll have an Etsy Shop too by then but how I'll parcel something like a floor cushion will be a dilemma!!!!!

sparkle jars said...

I just discovered your blog. These are beautiful. I look forward to reading more of your posts. :-)Gayle

Robyn said...

Ooooh the colours and the embellishments are divine. Love them all. The decorative hanging with the cowries is particularly intriguing.

megha punater said...

amazing,i love the colours,the form and the embroidery.great job.

Ro Bruhn said...

These are my kind of cushions, I adore the colours and beautiful stitching.

freebird said...

See, all those bright colors and tassels and ornamentation are so much more delightful than the hardanger and cross stitching I've seen these made from up to now!

EMBELLISHER said...

Hi Sparkle Jars thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment

EMBELLISHER said...

Robyn,Megha,Ro and Freebird thanks for all the appreciation.

Lynn in Tucson said...

I've been a bit biscornu-obsessed myself lately. Those are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Excellent job. Can you show us the detail of the embroidery. The colors and the embroidery are vibrant. So you have more designs to share in Lambani embroidery? Thanks again. You made my day.

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