Little details bring big delights- especially when you’re working with something as vibrant as Indian ethnic wear. We’re talking about tassels- those little hangings on the sleeves of your suit, on the waistline of your lehenga, a saree border or even a tie-up edge. Also popularly known as ‘Kuchu’ in a number of regions, these trinkets are usually made up of beads, pompoms, threads, appliqués, plastic and metallic hangings, and can instantly uplift your attire.
Getting creative with tassels and kuchu
A beaded border on a plain saree is enough to convert a basic ensemble into a party-ready outfit. Adding a few heavy tassels on the sleeve of your kurti can give it a spirited fusion look. Tassels can be placed anywhere, on the flare of an anarkali suit, on the neckline, back cut-outs- all you need is a creative mind and some pretty little things!
Cool tassel ideas to complement your lovely garments
Tassels are readily available in the market; you can buy them online as well. Yet, if you’re one of those creative artists who loves decorating her garments, an aspiring fashion designer or an exclusivity addict then these tassel and kuchu designs will guide you through your apparel designing process.
Here are some cool tassel ideas to complement your lovely garments:
1. The Playful Peacock
How cool would it be to wear a miniature of the prettiest and most colorful bird! You can work around with a two or three dimensional peacock motif and add some chunky beads around it.
2. Leafy & Flower Delicates
The flower vines on your lehenga can be complemented with leaf and flower hangings. Such delicate trinkets are specially meant for light fabrics like a chiffon kurti or a georgette salwar suit. You can pick readymade acrylic flowers or make them using fabrics and beads.
3. The Perfect Match
Contrasting details do not impress you? Or you just like to abide by the law of ‘matching colours’. In that case, you can make some pretty cool pompoms using the fabric of your garment and stitch them all together. This is also a smart way of using up left-over fabric!
4.Mismatched: The Power Of Contrast
Not everyone loves their outfit details to be blending into each other. Blue trinkets over yellow or red ones over black- such contrast coloured hangings work extremely well over plain outfits.
5. Matching Appliques
Where the fabric looks so alluring, like in a Banarasi brocade lehenga choli, you might as well use the material further for a few hangings on the waistline or on the back tie-up of your choli.
6. Metallic Shimmer
Zari woven fabrics and metallic baubles can be fabulous inputs for making ostentatious hangings. These are apt for wedding sarees, wedding lehenga cholis and bridal lehenga.
7. Adorable Beaded Details
8. Metallic Shimmers
9. The Game of Threads
10. Delightful Florals
11. Thread and Patch Cocktail
12. Back to Basics
13. Vivacious Fabric Cover
14. Flowers and Bells
15. Beaded Ethnic Intricacy
Want to add some edginess to your six yards drape? Team up your sari with an outstanding statement blouse! Check out this infographic for some cool and trendy readymade saree blouses.
Tassels are one the liveliest components of Indian wear and they’re easy to make as well! You can try out the designs mentioned above or make your own cocktail of tiny decorations to give an energetic edge to your gorgeous outfits.