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Zari Zardozi is one of the finest traditional embroideries which are glitteringly ornate and heavily encrusted gold thread work of the world. Though the original work of Zari Zardozi embroidery was done with gold or silver wires coated with gold known as Kalabatun is now has been replaced with synthetic threads but yet the art of embroidery retains its aesthetics as same as olden days. It is one of the crafts of India seems to have flourished in early centuries and still have survived till the date like few others.
Along with the bridal collection, these days the Zari zardozi works are also made for exquisite evening dresses, coats, sherwanis, fashionable handbags, belts, shoes to decorate royally, cushion covers for furnishing accessories, official adornments like badges, emblems, house decors like wall hangings, boxes and etc. There are several families in Varanasi that have revived this old craft and are supplying the exquisite zari embroiderybridal outfits to famous shops all around the country.
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