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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Embriidery Anuradha Tiwari This author hasn’t written their bio yet. Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, the ninth-highest mountain on Earth, is the western anchor of the Himalayas.

The figures and floral patterns drawn on the Chamba rumals are filled with pat, a type of untwisted silken floss.

The statue if Radha-Krishna on Beach road, Visakhapatnam. It is a common item of gift during marriages with detailed patterns in chamab and pleasing colour schemes.

The earliest records of the region dates back to 2nd century BC, making it one of the most ancient destinations in the state.

Sadis masterpiece The Gulistan was produced at Fatehpur Sikri ina Darab Nama aroundMughal style during this period continued to refine itself with elements of realism and naturalism coming to the fore. InDelhi Crafts Council DCC stepped in to revive the dying art form, and promote the little-known art form at a national level. Animals and plants were more realistically shown.

The Little Known Story of Himachal Pradesh’s Unique Handkerchiefs That Were Embroidered by Queens

It is a common item of embroidegy during marriages with detailed patterns in bright and pleasing colour schemes. Princes of the House of Timur, attributed to Abd as-Samadc. The third definition incorporates chamb the and the definitions but also includes northern Rajasthan on a linguistic basis. InEast Bengal was reunited with Bengal, and the new provinces in the east became, Assam, Bengal, Bihar, there were princely states when India and Pakistan became independent from Britain in August Thankfully, in the late s, this beautiful art form was revived again by Usha Bhagat.


Chamba Rumal – Wikipedia

Elopment of rukmani,Chamba A. It was imported into Europe for much of the 17th and early 18th centuries, fine linen muslin was formerly known as sindon. Central to the epic is an account of a war took place between two rival families belonging to this clan. Even today, during weddings in Chamba, these rumals are exchanged between families of the bride and groom as a token of goodwill. The narrative describes individual battles and deaths of heroes of both sides, military formations, war diplomacy, meetings and discussions among the characters.

Chamba Rumals are typically made in square or rectangular fabric of varying sizes. You are commenting using your WordPress. In India cnamba wider definition includes parts of Delhi and Jammu Division, the formation of the Himalayan Range of mountains to the east and embroider of the Punjab is the result of a collision between the north-moving Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate.

People of every class produced these rumals and hung them proudly across their shoulders. Notify me of new comments via email. 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 their daughters.

The Chamba Rumal Today Post Indian Independence, the Chamba Rumal artwork lost its royal patronage and its quality was also deteriorated by cheap copies being made gumal it. Embroidery also showed elements of nature comprising banana, lotus flower, peacock, parrots, shrubs, monkeys, deer, fish, clouds, cranes etc.

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These designs are so beautiful because not only do they symbolize Gods and Goddesses, but also depicts daily life activities including animals, geometrical designs and many other patterns that are appealing to the eyes.

Popular for its art and embroidery, a little town called Chambais located in the hills of Himachal Pradesh. I feel pained that the true value of this art is not appreciated.


The rumal was considered one of the essential item of dowry of the bride who learnt this craft at a very young age. The word rumal means a kerchief, in this case, a large embroidered square piece of cloth, the drawing of which is usually done by the artists of the Pahari School of miniature paintings.

Some historians and archaeologists have argued that conflict may have occurred in about BCE. So dexterous were the hands of the Pahari Painters, who drew with brush either in black or sanguine colour on the fabric. The drawing for the rumal is usually done on the fabric with ink by a Pahari miniature artist. The pictorial handicraft of Chamba possesses distinct characteristic of its own, which differentiates it from other forms of embroideries in India.

A Miniature Painting Artist making a design on a fabric with brush, in black ink. This page was last edited on 18 Februaryat A popular, but uncertain, local etymology of Kashmira is that it is land desiccated from water, chambw alternative, but also uncertain, etymology derives the name from the name of the sage Kashyapa who is believed to have settled people in this land. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Mughal Bengal emerged as the foremost muslin exporter in the world, during the Roman period Khadi muslin was introduced in Europe and a vast amounts of fabrics were traded to Europe for many centuries.

Vartak calculates a date of October 16, BCE using planetary positions. The handkerchiefs were made in geometrical shapes of square and rectangle using very fine hand made silk which was obtained from the Punjab or muslin cloth, a product of Bengal.

But the Chamba Rumal embroiddery means handkerchief is no ordinary hankie, and certainly too rare and precious to wipe your face with.