has been around since the Mughal ages. Paintings and literature of that era made significant contribution towards the intricate clothing that royal elite used to wear. One of the interesting aspects of those times is zari work. It stands out from the rest for the artistry and craftsmanship involved and the exclusivity. Zari literally means a fine thread made of gold or silver. Zari work incorporates these threads into the clothing, usually silk, by weaving them into elaborate designs and motifs like flowers, paisleys or peacocks. If we trace the history it shows that zari work was popular in parts of Persia, India and Pakistan.
The real zari, which made use of real precious metal, is not available anymore, largely due to the heavy cost factor. They were prevalent up to the 19th century and to an extent in the early 20th century. These days however, we have cheaper alternatives like the gold or silver metallic yarn woven around cotton or polyester yarn. The improved zari of today has many desirable properties such as non tarnishing and knot free/knot less. Zari work Sarees
are very popular but this work has been incorporated into the salwar suits designs
also. Zari work salwar kameez
is the perfect wear for grand occasions. Here, zari work is usually done around the neck line or at the edges and on the duppattas. Zari patterns sometimes make up a large part of the fabric. Salwar kameez is also a comfortable outfit for the modern Indian women. When designed with zari work, it also becomes suitable for formal occasions.
Traditional ornaments work very well with the Zari work salwar kameez
. However, it is not uncommon to see women matching traditional looking salwars with more contemporary accessories. You can buy Zari work salwar kameez online
at Utsav Fashion and flaunt that royal look you’ve always desired.