Neem zari is a style of embroidery that uses multi-colored zari threads on silk. It is a relatively recent embroidery style which is produced through machine manufacturing. Traditionally this style of weaving was similar to zari work, with the difference of using gold, silver and copper threads to get more variations of color. Today, threads of various colors are used that provide a soft feel and metallic shine.
The threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric portion in this embroidery. Various single or multi-colored designs, and patterns are woven into the fabric in a plain, twill, or satin weave. This is largely performed by women.
Neem zari is not just limited to salwar kameez, kurtas, and silk saris but can also be found in furnishings like cushion covers, curtains, table mats as well as accessories like belts, bags and shoes.