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KASUTI

EMBROIDERY OF KARNATAKA
Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

ORIGIN
The word Kasuti can be analyzed as KAI means hand and SUTI is cotton thread that is hand work of cotton thread.

Kasuti is a world famous embroidery of Karnataka. Kasuti speaks about the traditions custom and professions of Karnataka people.
Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

HISTORY
No historical evidences in the form of records, literature or any other sources of information. Kasuti resembles the embroidery of Austria, Hungary and Spain. Chalukyas among the south Indian rulers played important part in the revival of art, culture and learning.

During the 17 century in Mysore women in court versed in sixty four arts and one of them was Kasuti.
Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

LAMBANI TRIBE
They

have kept their style of Kasuti alive.


Their tradition costume consist of mirrors and coins.

Beside this they also make bags,pillows and wall hangings with intricate work Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad of Kasuti.

PLACES
Bijapur

DHARWAD
JAMAKHANDI BIJAPUR
Dharwad

Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

STITCHES
GAVANTHI

MURGI
NEGI MENTHI
Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

GAVANTHI
- It is double running stitch. - It is worked in horizontal, vertical and diagonal direction.

MURGI
- is zigzag running stitch. - it should be of uniform size.
Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

NEGI - it is nothing but ordinary running or darning stitch. - it does not appear identical on either side of the cloth. MENTHI - it is the ordinary cross stitch. - this requires more length of thread.
Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

MOTIFS
ELEPHANT DEER PEACOCK PARROTS

Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

COLOURS
RED ORANGE PURPLE GREEN YELLOW BLUE

Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

ILKAL SARI
Kaasuti was done on Ilkal silk sari in olden days.

These sari have broad Pallav and simple border with plain body.
The choli worn along with the sari is known as Khan.
Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

PRODUCTS

Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

PRESENT SCENARIO
This art is gaining popularity among the elite It is being exported to U.S.A,Denmark and U.K. The designers are creating new variations with basic motifs using different colour scheme.
Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

SABALA
Sabala organization was set up in 1986. This is a voluntary organization for empowerment of women and children. Sabala is currently active in three Taluks of Sasmita Panda, Bijapur district.
Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT
Karnataka bank gives grants and stipends to young women for kasuti. Prime Ministers Rojgar Yojana grants Rs 1 lakh to individuals to set up ventures.

Gadag Betri the missionary center encourages kasuti. `


Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad

Sasmita Panda, Asso.Professor,Nift Hyderabad