Zari is a thread traditionally made of fine gold or silver. This thread is woven into fabrics, primarily made of silk to create intricate patterns.
Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric using a needle to apply thread or yarn. It may also incorporate other materials in designing a range of decorative motifs.
Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads.
A jacquard weave is created through a special loom process where the design is incorporated into the weave resulting in beautiful and soft gradations of color tones.
Dupion is a plain weave crisp type of silk fabric which can be characterized by its tightly-woven yardage and highly-lustrous surface.
Textile printing is the process of applying color to the fabric in definite patterns. Hand block and digital printing are the two most commonly employed methods today!
Chikan is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow! Chikan is a very intricate, delicate and artfully done hand embroidery that is done on a variety of fabrics.
Shimmering fabrics are sought after by fashionistas from all over the world for their smooth texture, fade resistance, impeccable finish and glamorous appeal!
India has several varieties of traditional handwork originating from every part of the country. These hand work styles are performed by highly skilled craftsmen.