Embroidery of Avadh is the theme of UP tableau at Republic day
Among top dignitaries of the country, Francois Hollande, the President of France, will also witness it as chief guest on the Republic Day Parade this year. He would not only spectate a glimpse of the prominent embroidery-art (Zardozi) of Lucknow but he would also come across some interesting facts about this art.
According to Ashok Banerjee, the UP coordinator of the event, 25 workers were involved in making this tableau or which the state government has hired a Kolkata based publicity company to design and build it.. The speciality of this tableau is its 3-dimensional look which makes it look unique.extremely attractive.
Zardozi,embroidery art of Lucknow ,is extremely popular among the people of India and rest of the world.
"Indians as well as the foreigners are curious to know the facts about the embroidery art.
Thousands of Lucknow localites earn their livelihood through this embroidery art; therefore, it is chosen to make the theme of the tableau from Uttar Pradesh.
The tableau made for the parade displays Roomi-Gate on one of its side and a worker embroidering on a piece of cloth is displayed on another side of the tableau. In the middle of the tableau, women wearing embroidered sarees would be seen.
Embroidery is a handicraft of decorating a fabric or other materials with needle and thread. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Embroidery is most often used on sarees, sherwanis, traditional dresses and other bridal attires.