Stunning Peacock Design

Stunning Peacock Design


Among all the motifs, the peacock motif stands a distinct position in Indian Legends. It is called Mayura in Hindi, and Mayil in Tamil and has occupied a significant position in terms of arts, crafts, and design. As a motif, It is widely loved and appreciated by all the people, and gives a pristine look to the fabric. The beauty of the peacock was so captivating, that kings and the noblemen wanted to have the same design, and pattern in their dress. The beautiful display of fully open feather dance is certainly a spectacular moment for anyone to watch. Thus what was only the part of royal wear and design has traveled a long way. This design has now occupied a prime position in the dresses, artefacts, and even curtains, which is loved by many people across the world.

A part of the culture:

Since time immemorial, the beautiful motif forms the part of the tradition. The fashion of using peacock design has been in vogue since the rule of the King’s time, where the dress’s embroidery and the crown carried the designs of the peacock. There are several regions of India, where the peacock is a part of the design, used in their fabrics, made of silk, cotton, rayon, and other natural fibers. When the art of weaving has been automated, and mechanised, the craze for the peacock design spread across the world, making it one of the everlasting designs. Thus people want to inherently use the symbol of divinity in their dresses and gain positive vibrations.

Symbol of Confidence:

It is a part of the legends in India and abroad, where peacock Is not only associated with beauty but to confidence, determination, and valour. Not only is the national bird, but it is also the animal mount of Lord Muruga, the God-head and Army chief of Devas. Lord Indra, the Lord of Thunder took shelter under peacock, and Lord Krishna’s favourite peacock feather decorated his head. It is also believed that the peacock father has the power to absorb radiation, and similarly the use of peacock design brings positivity.

The Cradle of Art:

Next time if you see a temple, you could find a lot of paintings, images, and stucco art which portrays, the people’s love for art. Similarly, a lot of artwork on Islamic monuments carry the designs of a peacock.  They used it as jewellery design, favourite drapery, and even on the walls, tombs, and throne. The design and the beauty of the peacock motif were so loved by everyone that, the design made a quick journey to all parts of the world, making it one of the favourite designs of the people. People in Japan worship peacock and use the peacock feather’s design n their Kimono, their traditional dress. Historians say that Kimono is one of the important traditional dresses of Japanese which had the motif, beautifully placed.


Indians give a lot of value to culture and tradition. Among all the motifs used in sarees and other fabrics, there is always a special place for the peacock motif. When it is crafted in the saree, the bright look of the drape enhances giving it a special elegance. The peacock motif can be used in the border of the saree, on the pallu that hangs over the shoulders, and even on the body of the saree. When the trends across the world change, people are now creatively using the motif across various salwars, cholis, skirts, and other indo-western dresses. Needless to say, the motif will be among the top-favourite design among the people.