Azaadi Gown (Build Your Own)

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The jaw-dropping Azaadi Gown features a hand-embroidered mirror work-based pattern. The heavy vertical mirror and Zari work plus the 3 layers of fabric provide a flattering silhouette. Take it from your next Indian wedding reception to a gala. And don't forget the pockets! 

This is a Made to Ship piece. Due to the COVID-19 case spike in India, our usual estimated arrival time of 6-8 weeks from date of purchase is currently 8-12 weeks. If that changes, we will reach out. One (1) piece comes with this item - a gown.

It can be made in select other colors. Please reach out to us at info@sanidesigns.com for a custom color order. 

  • There are dozens of embroidery styles unique to India and we love seeing the detailed craftsmanship that goes into it. This piece was hand embroidered on a georgette fabric. That means that you won't find this embroidery readily available on fabrics in markets. Many of our outfits use fabrics available in markets that don't require enhancements, but this one was made from scratch exclusively for these pieces.

    Besides the idea of the hand embroidery making this piece extra special, the embroidery itself is also worth noting. It features mirror work, little pearls, and metallic threadworm. Mirror work is a type of hand embroidery that involves attaching small pieces of mirror to fabric. If you're actually using mirror versus something cheaper, that means the outfit is going to be heavy from just the weight of the little glass pieces. That's the case in this piece, but the rest of the outfit is constructed in such a way that it remains comfortable.

    Mirror work can be traced back to 13th century Persia and, like chikankari, it made its way to India during the Mughal era. The use of mirrors stems from traditional Islamic beliefs that mirrors trap or blind the evil eye. Today, the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Haryana are known for their mirror work (Source). 

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