The art of weaving is quite popular in Indi, since the old times. It has been creating wonders and getting huge acclaim from world over for their distinctive style. The basic cloth required for this form is silk as it is quite durable and stylish. Some of the weavers also make use of a mix of silk and cotton. With a variety of silk and cotton fabric available in India, one can get to see uniqueness in every piece. In the work of Brocade, base color of the borders plays an important role. They are used to lend different tones to the fabric. Previously, natural dyes were used. And now, weavers and dyers make use of fast colors and aniline dyes.
The Brocade work is well-known throughout the world for its royalty and ethnic style. It’s the shimmer in this work that enhances the beauty. In this form of weaving, golden and silver threads are used. Even, the Zari brocade is popular among the masses. The designs are first drawn on paper and then the artists draw this pattern in a framework of cotton threads. After that, the design is copied on cloth piece. Though, this art can be seen in all parts of India; still, it is the most preferred form of art in South India.