In Indian costumes and garments, metallic embroidery has been in use for a long time. Metallic threads are mostly used to embellish textiles meant for ceremonial purposes. Among all the metallic threads, gold and silver threads have gained a lot of importance thus showing the richness of art and culture in India. Like in other fashion and traditional garments, metallic threads are delicately used to decorate Sherwanis, available in a variety of fabric and designs today. Metallic EmbroideryAt Sherwani Store, our skilled craftsmen have been practicing the art of metallic thread weaving for many years. Most of them have inherited the art from their forefathers and they take pride in continuing the age-old tradition even today.
The demand for metallic threads and metallic embroidery only seems to be catching on more and more with each passing day. Since these threads happen to be very delicate, craftsmen use them with great dexterity. The embroidery patterns created through metallic threads are available in a wide range of fascinating designs. Commercially, the value and significance of metallic embroidery are very high. Products featuring various metallic embroidery patterns on Sherwanis and other traditional costumes are not only popular in India but all across the world, particularly in USA, UK, Australia and Canada.
To meet the increasing demand of metallic embroidery, metal threads are manufactured in a variety of shapes including springs, coils, strips, ribbons, discs etc. Skilled craftsmen use these metallic threads in different unique combinations to create captivating embroidery patterns. Zari (meaning gold) is one of the most popular metal threads used in metallic embroidery. These threads are manufactured in silver and gold and in different eye catching shades. Metallic embroidery is extensively used in wedding costumes. It doesn't only adds to the charm of the groom but also makes them look ethnic and stands testimony to a vibrant culture.
During the Mughal period, metallic embroidery was greatly patronized by kings and other members of the royal families. But soon after the decline of the Mughal era, the specific form of embroidery witnessed a slump due to the high cost of precious metals. No wonder, the artwork was revived once again during the 20th century. To reduce the cost of the embroidery, plated copper was also introduced in metallic embroidery.
Today, metallic embroidery is in abundant use by the fashion industry. Metallic threads are preferred for their great luster and radiance. Besides being used to decorate wedding costumes and other ceremonial garments, metallic threads are also used in numerous other applications including items of handicraft, bags, belts, apparels etc.