WHAT IS A TALLI?

Friday - - In The Uae -

A talli is a form of hand­wo­ven braid tra­di­tion­ally cre­ated in the UAE. In the past, Emi­rati women used tal­lis to make their cloth­ing more stylish and dis­tinc­tive. Cre­ated from thread us­ing a tech­nique sim­i­lar to bob­bin lace, tal­lis are tra­di­tion­ally used to dec­o­rate the cuffs, hems and col­lars of dresses and women’s sher­wal trousers. They are of­ten made by older women who couldn’t af­ford or didn’t have the op­tion of go­ing to malls to buy their clothes when they were younger. In the past, wealthy peo­ple could af­ford to em­broi­der with real gold and sil­ver. To­day, tal­lis are made with thread from China or In­dia.

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