Madhya Pradesh Government organizes ‘Raag-Bhopali’ exhibition to promote Zari-Zardozi
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Culture
- Madhya Pradesh Government is organizing ‘Raag-Bhopali’ exhibition to promote Zari-Zardozi crafts of Bhopal.
Important value additions
- Embroidery done with metallic threads is called kalabattu and forms the zari.
- The main zari production Centre is Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
- Here the metal ingots are melted into metal bars called pasa from which lengths are got by beating it after treatment.
- This is then pulled through perforated steel plates to make it into wires, followed by the tarkashi process to make it thin with rubber and diamond dies.
- The last stage is called badla where the wire is flattened and twisted with silk or cotton thread to become kasab or kalabattu.
Different kinds of zari work
- Zardozi: This is a heavy and more elaborate embroidery work which uses varieties of gold threads, spangles, beads and gota.
- It is used to embellish wedding outfits, heavy coats, cushions, curtains etc.
- Kamdani : This is a lighter needlework which is done on lighter material like scarves, veils, and caps.
- Mina Work: This is thus called owing to its resemblance with enamel work.
- The embroidery is done in gold.