Zardosi- The Royal Embroidery

Zardosi is a more elaborate version of zari where the gold or silver embroidery is embellished with pearls and precious stones, gota and kinari, making this art a synonym of luxury.

The rich culture of India gave birth to numerous crafts and embroidery techniques. One such is Zardosi embroidery, which dates back to the time of the Rig Veda. Often mentioned as the embroidery of royalty, Zardosi was done with pure silver wires and gold leaves in ancient times. Zardosi is a more elaborate version of zari where the gold or silver embroidery is embellished with pearls and precious stones, gota and kinari, making this art a synonym of luxury.

The intricate details of Zardosi embroidery reflect the time invested, skills and efforts done by the artisans. It takes anywhere between a few weeks to several months in embellishing garments with zardosi. For the artisans, Zardosi isn’t just an embroidery technique but it is a form of art and skill passed as an heirloom to them by their ancestors.

The intricate details of Zardosi embroidery reflect the time invested, skills and efforts done by the artisans. It takes anywhere between a few weeks to several months in embellishing garments with zardosi. For the artisans, Zardosi isn’t just an embroidery technique but it is a form of art and skill passed as an heirloom to them by their ancestors.

At Shyamal & Bhumika, we believe in modernising the age-old traditions and crafts of India. We want to bring “India to the world”. We feel fortunate enough to be surrounded by an assortment of splendid handcrafts and the artisans with a tremendous amount of skill and love for these crafts.