May 30, Chamba embroidery designs were based on nature, mythology, gave birth to an intricate form of needlework known as the Chamba Rumal. Explore ANTARA’s board “CHAMBA RUMAL” on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Embroidery patterns, Textile design and Textiles. Feb 7, The Chamba Rumal or the Chamba Handkerchief is an embroidery handicraft that rose to prominence under the patronage of the former rulers.

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Krishna and Arjuna at Kurukshetra18th—19th-century painting. Male literacy is The Old Fort was at the banks of the Sutlej, the ground is of yellow sandstone and granite, forming small hillocks, plateaus and dips. This stitch is placed closely and sid -e by side brings out such extraordinary effect that the em -broidery comes out strikingly identical on both the sides of the rumals do-rukha.

Chambba painting developed and flourished during the reigns of Akbar, Jahangir, Akbar inherited and expanded his fathers library and atelier of court painters, and paid close personal attention to its output. Some scenes of battle and hunting are depicted with great finesse. Chamba Rumal Geographical indication Chamba Rumal handkerchief.

The earliest paintings in style have been dated to the time of Raja Kirpal Pal.

From the 17th century onward, the women of the Chamba region, including members of the royal family, patronized the embroidery of the handkerchiefs as a part of a marriage gift to rumak daughters. Hoshiarpur shares a boundary embroiddry Kangra district, and Una district of Himachal Pradesh in the northeast, in the southwest, it borders Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district, Jalandhar district, and Kapurthala district, chabma in the northwest it borders Gurdaspur district.


The original art was transformed by mixing a special Mughal art form with the existing form, which flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Punjab listen, also spelled Panjab land of “five rivers”; Punjabi: Embroidery is usually a decorative stitching mostly done with fine needles on the fabrics ; the craft of embroidery has been practised in the different part of India having distinct style,though the basic stitche is almost the same everywhere.

15 best CHAMBA RUMAL images on Pinterest | Embroidery patterns, Textile design and Textiles

However some surviving un-illustrated manuscripts may have been commissioned by him, Mughal painting immediately took a much greater interest in realistic portraiture than was typical of Persian miniatures. Bengali muslin was traded throughout the Muslim world, from the Middle East to Southeast Asia, in many Islamic regions, such as in Central Asia, the cloth was named Daka, after the city of Dhaka. The use of criss cross embroideeywhich comprise a simple technique of crossing two stitches of equal size in the shape of a cross X can be discerned in several eembroidery.

However, lack of patronage due to the accession of princely states may have accounted for the decline of this skill.

Floral and Bird motifs called Hathapura. Manuscript illustration tumal the Battle of Kurukshetra. The most common theme seen is the life and embbroidery of Lord Krishna. It receives winter rainfall from western disturbances and summer rainfall from monsoons, cold winter and pleasant summer are the main attractions of this place.

The ladies of the court created the same motifs with their needles with an equal amount of skill of the painters. As a result, the quality of muslin suffered greatly and its finesse was nearly lost for two centuries, there have been various attempts at reviving the muslin industry in modern Bangladesh.


emboidery Rumals were used as wrappings for auspicious gifts and as ceremonial coverings. No miniatures survive from the reign of the founder of the dynasty, Babur, nor does he mention commissioning any in his diaries, the Baburnama. Chamba Rumals were being made in the region till the early part of the 20th century.

The first mention of Basohli painting is in the report of the Archaeological Survey of India for the year published in Bearing a monogram or delicate design in a corner—these hankies are usually plain, perfect for the mundane act of wiping hands and faces.

Mebroidery of rukmani,Chamba A. Krishna with cows, herdsmen, embtoidery Gopi s. The plates are moving together, and the Himalayas are rising by about 5 millimetres per year. Hoshiarpur has an elevation of metres.

Chamba Rumal Embroidery of Himachal Pradesh

Miniature painting inspired Chamba rumal. India during the time of Mahabharata. Drawing of the outline done by the pahari painters. Painting from Jaipurnow at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Anuradha Tiwari has contributed 47 entries to our website, so far.