parsi gara embroidery is a unique art of texture from the heritage of India.It is very famous and unique combination of art and culture from ages.
The parsi gara is actually made by hands with needle embroidery
Now days is a fashion on kantha dupattas, suits, sarees and in kurtis.
This unique intercrite arts keeps us to remember the melodious and skillfulness workmanship of talented crafts mans of India.
Pari Gara is not a small name it is a unique examples of art and a uniquity of a high class workmanship of India.
Parsi girls become women the day they wear a sari. The sari perawanu or sari-wearing ceremony is a rite of passage. At the centre of the celebration are five married women who help the girl wear a gara or sari for the first time. They tie a small knot of rice, a symbol of fertility, into the corner of the pallu before sprinkling it with rose water. If tradition is identity, then what you wear is one of its clearest markers.
“The most distinctive item of Parsi women’s clothing from the third quarter of the nineteenth century was undoubtedly the gara,” write Shilpa Shah and Tulsi Vatsal in the introductory chapter of the book Peonies & Pagodas: Embroidered Parsi Textiles from the Tapi Collection(2010). The book traces the origins of the gara — imported from China into India by Parsis between 1830 and 1865 — and its reinvention in modern times. The history comes to life with oral accounts of how different Parsi families came to acquire garas. So for example, novelist Bapsi Sidhwa inherited three garas from her mother which she passed on to two of her daughters. “One of them is most unusual — it has coloured birds and flowers all over the purple sari and looks stunning,”
Unlike original Parsi saris that were made on resham (silk), “embroidery is done today on crepe or preferably on Georgette, using either satin stitch or French knots with silk threads,” explains Raymond Maneckshaw. Dinaz Bhada adds that Georgette is preferred today as the fabric is lighter and easier to carry. A classic gara is so heavy that it is a challenge to walk in it.
Since then India has come to be known as the epicenter for the Parsi gara. “[Gara embroidery] is very popular, mainly in cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad,”