Why and by whom was Zardozi created?
An ancient craft having roots in Iran of the present day and India is zardozi stitching. The finest fabrics, furniture, and other opulent items have all been adorned with zardozi stitching throughout the long and glorious history of royalty wearing it. The particular cultural conventions of its new homes, however, caused it to change as it spread over the Indian subcontinent.
Zardozi became a status symbol for the ruling class when the Mughal court adopted it during its period of prominence. The Mughals’ taste for luxury and love of the arts are reflected in zardozi, an important part of their cultural and artistic legacy. After spreading to the rest of India, zardozi embroidery became well-known for its design and technique sophistication.
In order to ensure that this wonderful and timeless art form is preserved and elevated so that it can be appreciated and revered by upcoming generations, Zardozi’s legacy has motivated new generations of artists to work in this direction.
In the zardozi work process, we choose a design first, and for that design, we had an inspiration for our collection. After our design process, we start working on a design and pattern, and in that design, we chose our motifs very carefully, with a connection to our culture and with a reflection of a modern woman. Traditional and contemporary aesthetic flourishes are perfectly incorporated in zardozi design, which is known for this ability. An ancient needlework technique known as zardozi, which originated in India, uses metallic threads—typically gold or silver—to produce elaborate and aesthetically arresting designs on fabric.
Each Zardozi design pattern is a work of art that exhibits the artistry of the craftsperson who crafted it by merging a rainbow of colours and patterns. Because of this, Zardozi design truly celebrates ageless beauty. From opulent home furnishings to attire fit for a king, it can be found everywhere.
[ALL DESIGNS ARE DONE BY :TANVIR VORA].
HOW TO MAKE DESIGN
After the design process, we paste our idea on a piece of paper known as butter paper, and then we make a hole in it with a needle machine. That is how we completed our design process.
After we have decided on our design, we will move on to fabric selection. We have a wide range of fabrics to choose from, each with its own definition for understanding zardozi.
DETAILS OF FABRIC
Several factors influence which fabric is used for a Zardozi embroidered project, including the project’s final purpose, the design, and the artist’s preference. Zardozi embroidery frequently uses silk, cotton, velvet, and satin fabrics.
Silk: Because of its sumptuous feel and smooth silk drape, silk is a popular choice for Zardozi embroidery. It is ideal for creating intricate patterns and ornaments due to its durability and strength.
Cotton is another popular fabric choice because it is functional, and versatile.
Velvet: Because of its lush feel and addition to the silver threads, velvet is popular for Zardozi embroidery. The velvet’s soft surface contrasts beautifully with the metallic threads, which add dimension and intrigue to the piecedesign.
Satin: Because of its luxurious sheen, satin is frequently used for Zardozi work.
The best fabric for Zardozi work takes into account the fabric type, colour, and design. Colors that are bold and brilliant are recommended for creating something complex. When creating something delicate and polished, neutral and subtle hues are preferred.
Cloth selection for Zardozi embroidery is determined by our designer [Tanvir Vora] and the intended feel and appearance of the finished product. The fabric used in Zardozi work, whether silk, velvet, or satin, should highlight and complement the intricate and beautiful motifs created by the Zardozi artisan.