Definition of shadow work in English:

shadow work

noun

  • [mass noun] Embroidery done in shadow stitch.

    • ‘Sarees from West Bengal with plenty of shadow work too are high in demand.’
    • ‘The other kinds of work available are French knot work, shadow work, kulu work, glasswork and Kutch work.’
    • ‘Chikan work, said to have its origin as a court craft during the Mughal period, is found in various types, with the Bakhia or the shadow work being the most common traditional variety.’