Embroidery in India weaves a wide variety of styles that come from different regions and areas. Embroidery is an art on the closely knitted cloth canvas. From its origin of traditional threads to knitting in modern times, embroidery holds an important place in both culture and fashion. North witnesses some of the finest thread work with varied material that has survived ages and today defines an individuality. The North Indian embroidery has adapted to the changing times yet has managed to remain elegant and sophisticated. Each embroidery technique possesses its speciality and it makes a bold underlined style statement. Indian culture is the heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems, artefacts and technologies that originated in or is associated with the ethno-linguistically of diverse Indian subcontinent. In a country like India, embroidery has always been the expertise of women, both working and homemakers. For every important moment in a woman’s life like wedding, birth and religious functions, stitching continues to be a promising skill.
Today, the rural and urban crafts continue to make a hefty contribution to the economy of the country as they did in the past. Like in many cases this has been a hidden contribution since this did not necessarily get reflected in the visible part of our economy. For Centuries the rural Artisans have been providing for the needs of local farmers and other rural inhabitants in the form of locally made products and services.
nowadays they face many difficulties from the traditional role of providing all the artifacts of village life, many crafts have over the years transformed themselves to becoming high citadels of skill through the active patronage of the state , local culture and religion etc.