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.