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Lambani embroidery

2023 JUL 11

Preliminary   > Art and Culture   >   Miscellaneous   >   handicrafts

Why in news?

  • At the third G20 culture working group (CWG) meeting in Hampi, a Guinness world record was created for the ‘largest display of Lambani items’.
  • Over 450 Lambani women artisans and cultural practitioners associated with Sandur Kushala Kala Kendra Kendra (SKKK) came together to display Lambani items.

About Lambani embroidery:

  • Lambani embroidery is a vibrant and intricate form of textile embellishment characterized by colorful threads, mirror work, and a rich array of stitch patterns. 
  • It is practised in several villages of Karnataka.
  • This embroidery is predominantly done by the skilled women of the Lambani community.
  • Lambani embroidery involves stitching together small pieces of discarded fabric to create a beautiful fabric.
  • The embroidery traditions of the Lambanis are shared in terms of technique and aesthetics with textile traditions across Eastern Europe, West, and Central Asia. This signifies the movement of the nomadic communities across such regions historically, forming a shared artistic culture.


Lambani embroidery is primarily practiced in the state of:

(a) Gujarat

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Odisha

(d) Karnataka