Saturday, December 29, 2012

Indian Fabric Designs - Ideas for Madhubani Paintings

When making a Madhubani painting, many things can act as an inspiration. Indian fabric designs is one of them. Indian clothes' embroidery and prints are somewhat like Madhubani paintings. They have borders, flowers, contrasting colors.

One day I just went through all my mother-in-law's and my saris, suits, shawls, dupattas and bed sheets and took photos of the flowers and borders on them. When I finished all our cloth patterns and designs we went to our neighbor to take photos of her saris.

This is to show you some folk designs commonly used on Indian clothes and fabric. I have noticed that flowers and patterns are very similar as to those in Madhubani paintings. So why not use some in your paintings?

Shawl border design      

                                                                                
Shawl flower design                                     
Flower design on a woolen shawl                         
Flower design on a shawl                           
Design on a stall                                     
Stall design
All over stall design 
Flower on a stall 
Stall flower design
Kashmiri border design on a kameez (suit)                                       
Bed sheet design
Bed sheet design
Flower embroidery on a suit
Flower on a suit
Flower on a suit
Dupatta border design
Rajasthani bandhej design on a dupatta
Stone work on a suit
Embroidery on a Western top                                     
Flower design on a suit
Flower on a suit
Dupatta flower design
Warli design on a suit
All over warli design on a suit
Warli design on a suit
Suit border 
Flower on a dupatta
Brocade suit design
Brocade suit border design
Printed tribal inspired dupatta design
Printed tribal inspired dupatta design
Printed tribal inspired dupatta design
All over  floral suit design
Flower on a  suit
Flower on a suit
Traditional stall border design
Traditional stall border design
Flower on a stall                               
Peacock embroidery on a sari
Sari border
Sari border design
Flower on a suit 
Flower on a suit                  
All over sari design
Sari border corner
Sari border
Suit border embroidery
Flower on a suit
Flower design on a dupatta
Dupatta border corner
Suit border                                
Flowers on a suit border
All over suit design
Flower close up
Suit border
All over floral dupatta design
Flower/leaf on a sari
Sari border
Brocade border design on a dupatta                          
Printed flower design on a suit
Border design
Suit border design
Flower design close up
All over floral dupatta design
Suit border design
Flower design on a suit border 
Flowers on a suit                     
Cotton kurta all over printed floral design
Border design on a cotton kurta
Floral design on a cotton kurta
Printed design on a cotton kurta
Woolen shawl border design
Woolen shawl border design close up
Flowers on a shawl
Design on a cushion cover
Cushion cover corner design
Hangings on a crocheted purse        
Rajasthani motive on a cotton bed sheet
Cotton bed sheet  border 
Flower on a bed sheet 
Bed sheet border 
Bed sheet corner design
Flower on a bed sheet                 
Embroidery on a bed cover
Bed cover design close up
Bed cover design
Flower close up
Flower close up
Flower close up
Printed kurta design
Wooden blind's design
Wooden work design
Wooden work design close up
Flower design on a wooden elephant 
Flower design on a wooden elephant
Elephant border on a bed sheet
All over bed sheet design
Flower on a Kashmiri suit
Sari flower design       
Sari border design
All over sari design
Sari design
Sari design
Sari design pattern
Sari border
Sari design pattern close up
Flower on a sari
Sari design pattern                      
Silk sari border
Silk sari border design
Silk sari design
Silk sari border design
Suit border
Flower on a suit
Kurta printed flower design
Sari design
Sari design
Sari design
Sari design
Flower on a suit
Suit corner design
Sari design
Sari design
Sari border design                     
Sari border design
Sari border
Sari border
Sari border
Stone work on a border
Border stone work
Sari floral pattern
Sari border
Flower on a suit
Suit border
Sari border design
Sari all over floral design
Flower design close up
Kurta printed floral design
Kurta neck border design
Border design
Sari border design
Sari border 
Part of a sari border
Sari border design
Sari flower design
Sari design close up
Sari design close up
Sari flower design close up
Border design
Border design
Flowers on a border 
Brocade mango design
Border design
Sari mango designs
Multicolored sari
Multicolored sari
Multicolored sari
Design on a metal tray
Marble floor design
Marble floor design
Woven table cloth design
Woven bed sheet design
Bed sheet border design
Woolen shawl border 
Flower on a woolen shawl
Design on a Kashmiri suit
Sari border design
Rajasthani design on a sari
Sari flower mirror work
Sari border
Design on a Western top
Western printed design on a shirt
Sari border design
Suit design
Suit cloth design
Suit design 
Suit design
Suit flower design
Suit design              
Suit border
Lehenga design
Lehenga design close up
Flower on a lehenga
Rajasthani lehenga design
Flower on a sari
Sari border design
Brocade design
Lehenga flower design
Lehenga design
Lehenga dupatta flower design
Sari border
Rajasthani lehenga design
Sari flower design
Flower design on a sari
Lehenga flower design
Flower on a sari              
Elephant on a Rajasthani skirt
Elephants on a Rajasthani skirt
Design on a Rajasthani skirt
Flowers on a Rajasthani skirt
Elephant on a Rajasthani skirt
Rajasthani printed skirt design
Elephant design
Peacock design
Printed elephant 
Printed tiger
Printed floral skirt border design
Skirt border design
Punjabi dupatta embroidery
Punjabi dupatta's border
Dupatta's border 
Punjabi dupatta's all over floral design 
Flower on girl's lehenga
Girl's lehenga design
Girl's lehenga design                     
Sari border
All over sari design
Sari border
Flower on a sari
Kashmiri suit design
Bed sheet border design
Bed sheet design
Rug design
Rajasthani design patterns on a handbag
Lacknawi sari border embroidery design
Lacknawi sari floral design
Sari border design
Flower design
Design on a sari
Rajasthani design patten on a handbag
Design on a Rajasthani handbag
Sari design
Sari design and border
Sari design
Kashmiri flower design on a suit 
Brocade design
Brocade design
Sari border
Sari border
Sari border
Rajasthani bed sheet motive
Rajasthani bed sheet motive
Rajasthani bed sheet border
Rajasthani border design
Bed sheet border      
Bed sheet flower design
Pillow cover design
Pillow cover's border's design
Pillow cover
Pillow cover
Pillow cover
Pillow cover's border
Border from a suit
Flowers on a suit
Flower on girl's lehenga 
Suit border 
Sari border
Sari flower's design 
Flower on a shawl               
Shawl border 
Shawl border                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

6 comments:

Gruhkhoj Kolhapur said...

wow.. lovely designs.. i love these collections.

CrazyLassi said...

Thanks!! :)

Anonymous said...

The most beautiful collection ive seen. Thank you for sharing.

CrazyLassi said...

Thank you, Anonymous! :)

DiamondDenisa said...

Nice designed, Super.

Punitha P said...

Great designs. very helpful for a beginner like me.

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