Kasuti is a traditional form of folk embroidery practiced in the state of Karnataka, India. Kasuti work which is very intricate sometimes involves putting up to 5,000 stitches by hand and is traditionally made on dress wear like Ilkal sarees or Kurta. The name Kasuti is derived from the words Kai (meaning hand) and Suti (meaning cotton), indicating an activity that is done using cotton and hands. This embroidery features folk designs influenced by rangoli patterns, mirror work embroidery, and gold & silver thread embroidery were mostly used for special occasions like weddings. Kasuti work involves embroidering very intricate patterns.