Tassels have their way back in history, from Mughals adorning an array of tassels supplemented with their jewellery and even home décor to the Maharashtrian Nomads using it to woo away the evil eye. Earlier, these were to assert supremacy and royalty, and distinguish individuals on the basis of wealth and power. Tassels or ‘latkan’ are no more a status symbol. Instead they have become a mainstream decorative accessory for various specifications like home décor, footwear, men and women clothing and so on. Of course the designs and the tackles used are substantially distinctive.
The way the tassel clings and prettifies an ensemble is what we are talking about exactly. So which are the ensembles that are adored with this amazing hanging grandeur? The four ends of the dupattas, the end of the back string of a blouse, a kameez/anarkali, or the two ends of a saree pallu. They are made of beads, sequins, and fringes. But with the innovation, ‘latkan’ or a tassle can be in any shape or size.
Traditsiya, too, has used this splendid piece of accessory in many of the anarkalis. The two layered anarkali adorned with heavy zardosi embroidery created with Italian net saw the tassels made out of beads covered with cloth of the same colour as the anarkali. Another shaded Italian net bedecked with very opulent diamond cut work, a new form of embroidery wherein the patches that are without embroidery are cut off from between the entire patch, is embellished with the tassels on the end of the dupatta. Crafted with gold beads coupled with bottle green beads to go with the entire attire.
The new collection of Traditsiya will also see a lot of use of tassels/latkans used and fashioned in various forms. Stay glued to witness the entire collection very soon.