"Kasuti" is a technique of embroidery Unique to the state of Karnataka - famous for its sandalwood forests and its beautiful garden city, Bangalore. "Kasuti" literally means embroidery in the local language.
- Muragi: The Holbein stitch is worked as zig-zag lines. This stitch looks the same on both sides of the cloth. have prepared a sampler with a few patterns ranging from basic to challenging.
- Ganti: The Holbein stitch is worked as straight lines. This style too looks identical on both sides.
- Neygi: Neygi means woven – an apt name as this style has a woven look. Does not look the same on both sides of the fabric.
- Menthe: Menthe is the Kanada (language spoken in Karnataka) term for the fenugreek seed. The stitch used in this style is our regular cross-stitch. The stitches look like the fenugreek seeds and hence the name.
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