|Material||Metallic Thread Over Cotton|
Zari work is an intricate art of embroidery made of fine gold or silver threads. These gold yarns are now wrapped with cotton threads to avoid breakage. This metallic yarn brilliantly reflects light, making the thread sparkle and giving embroidery a rich look. The delightful lustre of these yarns adds a touch of glamour to the embroidery. This thread is woven into the fabric to create intricate designs. Zari is the main material used in embellishing silk sarees, gowns, lehengas etc. It is mostly a brocade of tinsel thread used to create beautiful designs during weaving and embroidery. Metallic Zari is resistant, non tarnishing and maintains its luster for long periods of time. Zari is used in various forms like Zardosi, Kataoki Bel, Mukaish, Tilla or Marori Work, Gota Work and Kinari Work.