Zardosi literally means “sewing with gold” and is originally a Persian art form. It involves creating designs with gold, silver and colorful metal threads.  The effect of this embroidery is enhanced by the use of sequins, stones, glass and metallic beads, brocades and motifs. These fabrics are generally very expensive due to the intricate work and use of gold and silver zari. (text MvdF)

Zardosi literally means “sewing with gold” and is originally a Persian art form. It involves creating designs with gold, silver and colorful metal threads. The effect of this embroidery is enhanced by the use of sequins, stones, glass and metallic beads, brocades and motifs. These fabrics are generally very expensive due to the intricate work and use of gold and silver zari. (text MvdF)

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Pretty goldwork. Learn how to embroider goldwork like this from experts who work for Chanel, Louis Vuitton and more at https://www.mastered.com/course-listings/3

Very skilled hands at the  Hobart School for Mussulman Girls in Madras used zardozi and the wings of Jewel Beetles to create this piece which was then shipped to England in 1882

Very skilled hands at the Hobart School for Mussulman Girls in Madras used zardozi and the wings of Jewel Beetles to create this piece which was then shipped to England in 1882

Goldwork detail. Learn how to do goldwork like this from experts who work for Chanel, Louis Vuitton and more at https://www.mastered.com/course-listings/3

Goldwork detail. Learn how to do goldwork like this from experts who work for Chanel, Louis Vuitton and more at https://www.mastered.com/course-listings/3

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