Folk Embroidery

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Folk embroidery is a form of self-expression. Embroideries by women, for their personal use or for use by their families are a mirror of their life, culture and religious beliefs. Their aspirations and desires are also reflected in these embroideries.


Folk Embroidery in India

Folk Embroidery in Europe especially Hungary

Folk Embroidery in China

Did you know

  • The metal needle was invented during the Bronze Age (2000-800 B.C.) Egyptian Kings were ornamented by a net of coloured silk thread or beads as early as 2100 B.C.
  • The oldest examples of chain stitch in China date from the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.)


  • Needlework through History, An Encyclopedia by Catherine Amoroso Leslie
  • Indian Folk Arts and Crafts by Jasleen Dhamija

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