Hand-woven Silk and Cotton with metallic gold thread. Finishing with cotton hand
stiches, cotton tassels, mother of pearl buttons.
Zardozi embroidery was once used to embellish the garments of kings and royalty in India. The process of doing Zardozi embroidery starts with the craftsmen sitting cross-legged around the Addaa, the wooden framework, with their tools. The tools include curved hooks, needles and kasab (thread). The second step in the process is to trace out the design on the cloth, if possible fabrics like silk, satin, velvet, etc. are used. The fabric is then stretched over the wooden frame and the embroidery work begins. Needle is used to pull out each zardozi element and then it is integrated into the basic design by pushing the needle into the fabric.