Kasuti is a traditional form of folk embroidery done in the state of Karnataka, India. Kasuti work which is very intricate sometimes involves putting up to 6,000 stitches by hand and is traditionally made on dress wear like sarees, kurta.
The vibrancy of Kasuti Embroidery have been one of the most popular works to have added that extra beauty & satisfaction to your Wardrobe. However, the art forms are slowly becoming extinct.
Vivarang, the online store from Hyderabad has been putting effort to rejuvenate various dying artforms like Kantha, Madhubani, Kutchwork, Shibori, Ikat, Warli, Nakshi kantha,Handblocks, Kalamkari from India, giving it a contemporary touch. Vivarang, the brainchild of Ms. Tarang Indrayan Vaish, who loves everything handmade and is an art admirer.
Vivarang has so far played a significant role in bringing out these art forms to a larger audience that recognizes the value of elegant traditional wear. No machine work and pure hand woven fabric has been the USP of the brand. The brand has been ultimately providing relief to struggling weavers and artisans.
The Kutchwork hand embroidery is on pure Bangalore silk and a variant form of this embroidery is also called Kasuti Embroidery. Silk saris meet a twist when they the designs of Rangolis, Peacocks dance, and flowers bloom shine with vivid colors and sparkle with mirror pieces aptly embroidered all over them. Each sari takes up to 4 months to complete by a single artisan.