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Kasuti is the world-famous embroidery of the state of Karnataka. The word kasuti, made up of "kai", means "hand" and "suti" means cotton yarn. In other words, Kasuti is a handmade embroidery with cotton yarn. It tells about the Karnataka people, their customs, heritage, and culture.

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Process of Kasuti Embroidery

Kasuti is done using a number of threads. No canvas is used. Stitches in kasuti are vertical, horizontal, and diagonal, and there was a need to fill the empty space to complete the line or motif. In earlier times, the material from which Kasuti embroidery was made was usually Khann, which is mainly used for blouses and Irkal sari.

Kasuti Embroidery of Karnataka

Do you know Kasuti is one of those 64 arts that women courtiers in the Mysore Kingdom expected to be adept at in the 17th century? This style basically originated way back in the 7th century in the lands of Western Karnataka in the regions of Dharwad.

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