Indian weddings are a luxe affair of getting dressed up for an array of events right from engagement ceremony to mehendi and reception. Talking about weddings and ethnic couture, it will be unfair not to mention the intricate and immaculate detailing of Aari work which is pre-dominantly seen on blouses but are quite a rage in sarees and suits too.
Aari is a needle shaped pen like threadwork to weave muthiyas and beads on the fabric imprinting a series of visually appealing chain-like patterns. This rare yet exquisite form of design is very popular in India and women adorn this grand threadwork blouses and sarees to attend lavish events.
History of Aari work
The eminence and origin of Aari embroidery roots back to the twelfth centure, during the Mughal dynasty when the country was in the kingdom of Mughal rulers. That was the time, when aari work bloomed under the bastion and women weaved this ages old traditional handicraft. It is quite popular in places like Lucknow, UP, Rajasthan, Kutch and ven the country’s capital Delhi.
Thanks to the advanced technologies that this extraordinary embroidery hasn’t lost its essence and still produced with finest craftsmanship.
There are several types of Aari, a work that involves judicious use of threads and needles to create a breath-taking piece. Here are a few types of aari:
One of the most popular aari work designs can be found handcrafted to perfection on bridal blouses and trousseau. With new age brides taking the stage, a mix of modern and classic remains the ideal choice. This velvet aari work with cream sleeves will totally compliment the modern bride.
Or you can also take a look at this trendy cold shoulder blouse in ash grey with pretty intricate detailing. You can don this blouse with a lehenga skirt or sheer grey saree for a cocktail party. All eyes on you.
Mirror work Aari blouse
Mirrors and aari work has a long love relationship since time immemorial. During the Mughal tyranny, women used to weave mirror work aari blouse designs and the queens, princesses used to adorn them for special events. Mirrors add a sophisticated yet suave look.
Pristine whites and mirrors are a lethal combination. Topping with aari design, this piece stands out and will rock at your BFF wedding or even a family gathering. Pin this look to create a statement look on the special day.
To those who can’t live without classics, this red mirror aari work blouse will be your perfect companion to a wedding or festival. Adorn this stunning work of captivating details, that touched our heart the moment we saw it.
Contemporary Aari work design
Lay your eyes on this spectacular offbeat couture to coordinate your unconventional personality. This peplum blouse with intricate aari work handcrafted detailing skipped our heartbeat twice.
Spring in your steps, summer in your smile, this vintage floral aari work design blouse is all kinds of love for bridesmaids. Girls can pair this chic floral blouse with a statement plain saree with border and accessorize with dazzling ethnic danglers to finish the look.
Traditional aari work blouse
Adorn this ethnic aari work blouse blended on sea green silk fabric to flatter your family at privy gatherings and functions. You can add a twist by pairing ornate bling like chandbalis or jhumkas for a Indian look.
How exquisitely weaved is this red zardozi blouse with golden intricate aari work all over. It’s giving us major wedding look with the color and detailing that caught our eyes and heart alike. It will look best with a plain gorgeous saree and a low bun with gajra to finish the elegant look.
Royal Aari work Blouse
If you thought aari work blouses are just your ordinary piece of clothing meant for extraordinary occasions and events, think again. Because India’s famous fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has proved that luxe heritage of our country can be woven into tales of the precious designs. Everything about these royal spring aari work blouse screams elegance, poise and sophistication.