Zari or Jari is thread traditionally made of gold or silver used in Indian and Pakistani garments to add an unmatched grandeur to ethnic garments. This thread is woven into fabrics, primarily made of silk to create intricate patterns. It is believed this tradition started during the Mughal era in Surat, being linked to the Haj pilgrims and Indians was a major factor for introducing this craft in India. During the Vedic ages, zari was associated with the grand attired of Gods, kings and literary figures. Today, in most fabrics, zari is not made of real gold and silver but has cotton or polyester yarn at its core, wrapped by golden/silver metallic yarn.
An exquisite, unmissable part of the saris of India; that has evolved from a symbol of aristocracy- through an aesthetic embellishment, into an identity for Indian ethnic garments since historic times till today.
Weaving tales of tradition to please the contemporary woman, we at Weaveinindia give you - THE REAL ZARI LEGACY.
We exhibit Banarasi saris and dupattas, Paithani and classic kanjivarams in pure silver and pure gold zari a perfect piece for any select occasion.