Zari: Golden Thread of South Asia

Zari is a fine gold or silver thread used in traditional Indian, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani textiles, particularly as brocade in saris. Zardozi is a type of needlework in which this thread is weaved into silk garments to create intricate patterns and extravagant designs. During the Mughal dynasty, Zari became popular. Surat,a port of western India …

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