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Zari, Zardozi, Tinsel Embroidery of Gujarat

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Zari, Zardozi, Tinsel Embroidery of Gujarat

Prepared using thin metallic threads made from gold and silver, zari and zardozi was introduced in India by the Mughals. Owing to its rich texture and costly nature, it was worn in the most important cermonies and events. In Gujarat, Junagadh, Cambay, Surat and Dahod are famous for zardozi work. Communities use a variation of techniques such as zardozi, marodi for their traditional wear such as abha, ijar and odhani.

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