Sunday, April 28, 2013

Zari Made Indian Clothing for Men and Women


Zari is typically made of fine silver or gold used extensively in Persian, Pakistani and Indian garments. It is particularly used in saris. The thread is woven into the fabric, particularly designed by silk for making intricate shape. Conventional textile weaving in Persia has been used for a long time with a great custom of Zari. In Iran Zardozi embroidery is very famous for clothing.


The tradition of Zari was first started during Mughal era. In today’s time, most of the zari is not designed of silver or gold, but it contains polyester yarn or cotton at the core which is completely wrapped by silver/golden metallic yarn. It is the key material in most gharara and sarees. Zari is used in other clothing as well like dhoti, tops and skirts.

Types of Zari Work:

  • Zari Work Sarees – Brick Colored Art Silk Saree with Blouse, Olive Art Silk Saree and Shaded Net Saree 
  • Zari Work Salwar Kameez – Churidar Kameez with Dupatta 
  • Zari Work Lehenga Choli – Art Silk Lehenga Choli with Dupatta 
  • Zari Work Sherwani with Pajama 
  • Zari Work Kurta Pajama with Dupatta 
Rajasthan is the center of zari work in India. Places like Jodhpur, Tonk and Jaipur are known for embroidery work with zari. Tracing or Chhapai of design is another good way that can be embroidered to the fabric with chalk power or neel. Zari kota sarees are also well-known for their unique look. These can be purchased from Kota near Jaipur.