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3D embroidery by Sheikh Shams Uddin

3D embroidery by Sheikh Shams Uddin

Detail of “Good Shepherd” (2.52 m x 1.90 m). 3D embroidery by Sheikh Shams Uddin

3D embroidery by Sheikh Shams Uddin

“Good Shepherd” took Indian master of embroidery Shamsuddin Sahab 18 years to make it. Interestingly, ancient Indian embroidery craft of sewing with gold string, called Zardozi or Zar-douzi is exclusively male, and it is famous all over the world. Embroidery by Shamsuddin – the hardest art of embroidery in the world, and each piece weighs more than two hundred pounds! The artist adorned his artworks with jewels, and some – with thousands of gems. However, one of the most famous of his works is “Chess”. Decorated with twenty thousand stones, and the master embroidered it for thirty years! Back in the 70s one sheikh from Saudi Arabia offered for it two million eight hundred thousand dollars. Shamsuddin did not sell his work, knowing that he wouldn’t be able to create anything like that. The work of Shamsuddin – one of the most expensive embroidery in the world.

bouquet, by Sheikh Shams Uddin

Stunningly beautiful work of art – bouquet, embroidery by Sheikh Shams Uddin

Sheikh Shams Uddin was born on September 7, 1917 in Agra. He inherited the art of Zardozi Embroidery from his father Late Habib Buksh.

The works of Sheikh Shams Uddin are the highest samples of embroidery skill, for which the master was repeatedly awarded. Unfortunately, Sheikh Shams Uddin, the pioneer of three-dimensional embroidery, passed away, but his son and students of the Master continue his work. His artworks are now displayed in the private gallery of jewelry store Kohinoor in Agra.

Another masterpiece of the beautiful “Bouquet” by master Sheikh Shams Uddin (size 2, 30 m x 1, 68 m). Bouquet embroidered in satin-stitch. Each flower was embroidered separately at first and then skillfully assembled in bouquets. After assembling the bouquet was fully embroidered, details were carefully worked out. The creation of this magnificent work of Sheikh Shams Uddin took 1000 hours, and he did it for 11 years. The vase is decorated with precious and semi-precious stones weighing a total of 20.000 carats.

3D embroidery by Sheikh Shams Uddin

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