An ancient art of sewing gold and silver threads on a fabric, Zardozi comes from the land of Persia. The word “zardosi” is made up of two Persian terms, ‘ Zar’ meaning gold and ‘Dozi’ meaning work. Original Zardozi work used gold and silver threads as well as pearls and precious stones, and the choice of fabrics too had to be royal.However, today’s Zardozi work uses a combination of copper wire with silver or golden polish and silk threads.
As the name suggests, Punjab’s Phulkari is the embroidery of flower motifs on fabric. Traditionally practised by women of the house as a pastime, this embroidery is quite a unique one. The stitches are embroidered on the reverse of the cloth so that the design takes shape in the front.
Mirror work, also known as shisha, is a popular craft from Gujarat and Rajasthan. This embroidery is created by using small pieces of mirrors of various shapes and sizes, stitched in between colourful embroidery.
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Branch and leaf motif made from zardosi and sequin. It is handwork. Wires are gold plated.
Branch dimensions: 60 cm height
Leaf dimensions: 6 cm height