Wedding celebrations are never complete without the zari work sarees and women chatting with joy and laughter. In both north and south India, zari work is an important and inevitable part of the bridal sarees . These zari works are found in solo with south Indian silk sarees, while in the case of north Indian sarees, they are accompanied by beads, sequins, stone and other kundan works. Indian women can never resist zari sarees and more so if they happen to be in rare or very attractive colours. Zari work is based on georgette, chiffon or crepe sarees in north India.
zari work sarees are a very important part of the bridal trousseau. Other women use festive seasons as an opportunity to buy attractive zari sarees. Benaras in the north and Kanchipuram in south India are popular for these zari work sarees . Indian women who are working or are homemakers abroad make it a point to have at least two or three zari sarees with them in order to observe auspicious days as in India.
Though zari work sarees are available in many colours, red and shades related to red are desired the most. Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh is popular for this zari heritage for many centuries. The complex thread work in zari sarees which are mandatory in bridal sarees , are done with skilled and experienced hands. Realizing the importance of the saree, the craftsperson never trusts an apprentice with such work and makes sure that his assistant can do well before trusting a saree with him.