History of best Zardozi designs in India

Zardozi embroidery has been in existence in India from the time of the Rig Veda. It is one of popular hand embroidery in India and it is very popular hand embroidery in India, Iran and Pakistan. There are various occurrences referencing the utilization of zari weaving as ornamentation on the clothing of divine beings. At first, the weaving was finished with pure silver wires and genuine gold leaves. In any case, today, skilled workers utilize a mix of copper wire, with a gold or silver polish and silk thread.

Zardozi embroidery work is mainly a special embroidery of Lucknow, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Delhi, Agra, Kashmir, Mumbai, Ajmer and Chennai.


The word ‘Zardozi‘ is comprised of two Persian terms, Zar meaning gold and Dozi meaning weaving. A Persian weaving structure, Zardosi accomplished its summit in the seventeenth century, under the support of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Under the standard of Aurangzeb, the illustrious support ceased and this prompted the decay of the art. Since the expense was high and crude materials very uncommon, experts couldn’t continue with the weaving without anyone else.

Numerous experts left Delhi and went to the courts of Rajasthan and Punjab looking for work. With the eighteenth and nineteenth century bringing industrialization, the art endured another misfortune. It was simply subsequent to getting freedom in the year 1947 that the Indian government attempted strides to advance Zardozi weaving.


The way toward doing Zardozi weaving begins with the skilled workers sitting leg over leg around the Addaa, the wooden system, with their apparatuses. The apparatuses incorporate curved hooks, needles, salmaa pieces (gold wires), sitaaras (metal stars), round-sequins, glass and plastic beads, dabkaa (string) and kasab (string). The second step in the process is to trace out the design on the material if possible fabrics like silk, glossy silk(satin), velvet, and so on. The fabric is then extended over the wooden casing and the weaving work starts. A needle is utilized to haul out each zardozi component and afterwards, it is coordinated into the essential structure by pushing the needle into the fabric.

Zardozi weaving is an excellent metal weaving, which once used to decorate the clothing of the Kings and the royals in India. It was likewise used to decorate for beautiful walls on royal tents, sheaths for the blade of a sword, inside decorations like wall hangings and miscellaneous articles of lavish elephants and horses. Zardozi embroidery work involves making elaborate designs, using gold and silver threads. Further adding to the grandness of the work people can add studded pearls and valuable stones.

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