Zardozi: Glittering Gold Embroidery
Zardozi the traditional art of court embroidery is the sheer magic of nimble fingers and imaginative designs, envisaged by the ensemble of lustrous metallic wire which was traditionally the silver wire coated/plated with gold, silk threads, beads and stones. The book attempts to trace the history of zardozi, its traditional manifestors, the zardoz, in the context of the survival of the production system the karkhana, the social system, the formal, non-formal and craft education of the children in zardoz community, the techniques and most importantly the design and forms. The book is a useful guide for those having keen interest in traditional Indian textiles, anthropologists, museologists, promoters of craft education and the pace-setting designers
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20th Century achkan Ain-i-Akbari Albert Museum I.S. animal trappings Ansari zardoz asmangir Bharany Collection biradari border buti centre choga Circa cloth colour commercial karkhanas costumes court karkhanas Courtesy cover Crafts Museum craftsmen craftspersons dabka dahleez decorated Delhi depicts Detail domestic karkhanas domestic karkhanedars dresses dupatta Early 20th Century economic embroidered embroidered with gold embroidery fabric farad folio garments gijai gilded gold and silver gold embroidery gold wire Gujarat Gul Mohammad household Hyderabad Ibid Ibn Batuta India insignia Jain karchob karigars lahenga London Lucknow manufacture Mid 19th Century miniature painting Mughal period Muslim National Museum organisation parasols pattern PIate Pradesh precious stones provincial courts Punjab Rajasthan red velvet robe satin sequins shawl Sheikh shows silk thread silver wire social stitched Sultanate period takhtposh technique Textiles tradition turanj Uttar Pradesh variety Victoria & Albert Victoria and Albert worn zardoz community zardozi zardozi craft zari zari wire