|Shadow work sarees are very delicate and yet complicated form of embroidery. Shadow work saree is very versatile and looks both delicate and complicated, but it is quite sturdy . This effect can be used in a variety of ways with a wide range of designs and themes.Shadow work is done on the reverse side using herringbone stitch which creates a shadow like impression on the front face.
Shadow work is done on cotton,chiffon, jute, Kota and Georgette material.Shadow work is the strong outline of the fabric that is filled in with coloured thread from the back so that the colour shows through the fabric.White on white is the oldest and most primary form of shadow work, which is why it is often filled in with white work embroidery. As times and tastes have changed throughout the ages, so has shadow work. In the modern day chikankari bright colours are used on white which creates a pleasing effect.