Zardon Si : The Zari Embroidery

Zardosi, literally meaning ‘zardon si’ and translating to ‘heavenly like gold’.

Zardosi is the name of the exquisite embroidery work that has its roots in Iran, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Pakistan, and India of course. The word ‘zardozi’ is the combination of two Persian words – zar, meaning ‘gold’, and dozi, meaning ‘work’. This form of embroidery uses gold and silver threads to create gorgeous patterns and designs.

The identity of modern Lucknow – the monuments like Buland Darwaza, Bada Chhota Imambaara, picture gallery, Nawabi culture attract tourists from all over the world. But not many bother to pay attention to the narrow lanes of the traditional Lucknow, which are the hub of the famous and exquisite Zardosi work.

The ancient and rustic flavor of the narrow lanes woven together by the golden threads known as Zardosi spreading magnanimously through the different facets of life. It narrates a series of anecdotes. It is believed that this art form that originated in Persia and Iran first came to India through Agra and Delhi. The embroidery art came to India via Persia and gained its summit during the Mughal reign. King Jehangir’s wife Noor Jehan immensely patronized the art and raised it to a higher level of craftsmanship.

Such is the beauty and the magnificence of this craft that it adorns the spaces of the Kaba(Mecca) to the Gurudwaras to the Hindu temples. The grandeur of the Zardosi can be witnessed in the Kaaba Sharif where a new zardosi sheet is laid every year during the Hajj.

The Craftsmanship

The artisans take pride in the fact that the craft of zardosi, dabka and others can only be achieved by hand. And involves a continuous and tedious effort of two to three months per design.

Learning the zardosi craft is an education in itself and takes about two to three years of training. The artisans are trained to understand the different designs, know the difference between the various stitches and inculcate it with the preferences of the individual customers.

Experience the dynamism of Zari with this varied collection.

Zardosi Dupattas

Maroon Linen Silver Zari Woven Dupatta:

Maroon Linen Silver Zari Woven Dupatta

Ishwarya Indigo Clamp Dyed Dupatta With Zari Border:

Ishwarya Indigo Clamp Dyed Dupatta With Zari Border

Bottle Green Organza Silk Zari Embroidered Dupatta:

Bottle Green 100% Pure Silk Organza Zari Embroidered Dupatta

Zardosi Kurtis

Grey Zari embroidered Kurta

Grey Zari embroidered Kurta

Blue Zari Kurta:

Blue Zari Kurta

Blue Zari Embroidered Kurta & Palazzo Set:

Blue Zari Embroidered Kurta & Palazzo Set

Opulent Zardosi Shawls

Royal Black Aari Zari Pure Pashmina Shawl

Royal Black Aari Zari Pure Pashmina Shawl

Blue Shaded Aari Zari Pure Pashmina Shawl

Blue Shaded Aari Zari Pure Pashmina Shawl

Aari Zari Embroidered Off-White Pure Pashmina Shawl

Aari Zari Embroidered Off-White Pure Pashmina Shawl

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