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Chikankari with Pearls---Creation of a chikan work (chikankari) piece begins with the use of one or more pattern blocks that are used to block-print a pattern on the ground fabric. The embroiderer then stitches the pattern, and the finished piece is carefully washed to remove all traces of the printed pattern.

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Zardosi work (sometimes spelled jardosi): the metal thread is so fine that many of the long coils look like beads. Note the loops (cute!) and the basket-weave design.

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