Bead Embroidery is the technique of sewing or stitching beads together with a needle on a piece of clothing or textile. It is also known as Zardozi or Zari work. It is also used in making jewelry such as necklaces and bracelets by adding an additional support as bands. Other accessories such as handbags, clutches, belts are also made by this art. Bead embroidery is also done on hard surfaces by using adhesives or epoxy.
Zardozi is a form of embroidery found in India, Iran, Kuwait, Turkey, and Central Asia. The word Zardoziis a Persian word, zari or zarin meaning gold anddozimeaning work. It is metal embroidery on fabric, satin or silk.
It has existed in India since 1500 to 1200 BC. This art was at its peak around 17thcentury during Mughal Emperor Akbar’s rule and declined after the emergence of industrialization. It regained its status after India’s status.
In Ancient times, gold or silver threads were used for embroidery. Nowadays, copper wire with silver or golden finish is used.
It is popular in Indian cities like Lucknow, Chennai, Bhopal and Farrukhabad.
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