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Surat Zari Works

A Zari is intricate metallic weaving (usually gold, silver, copper) done on cotton or silk textiles which gives it rich look. Along with traditional Zari Craft which is done using Gold or other pure metals such as Copper or Silver, imitation Zari work (done using plastics) is also on the rise now a days.

Though the earliest mention of metal work on clothing comes from Ramayana, Mahabharata, the direct origin of Surat Zari can be traced back to 14th century AD. Zari gained royal patronage during Mughal era. Surat became the hub of Zari, gold threads and textile exports. Due to both of above factors, people of various creeds and races began settling here and laid foundations of an Industrial/ commercial city. View Vendor List...

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Kutch Shawls

The weavers of Kutch are originally from Rajasthan and there are different stories of their migration. They belong to Meghwal community of weavers from Marwar. The Marwada Meghwals developed weaving style with traditional motifs and colours in medium to heavy weight textiles. Now the weavers have created a weavers association to promote the Kutch shawls and have got platform to sell their produce through Rannotsav. View Vendor List...

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Kutch Embroidery

The embroidery has its roots in the village economy. The women folk during their leisure time after harvesting got engaged in the needle craft and beautifully embroidered costumes for their daughter which later became part of dowry. All of the embroidered products were either for self-consumption or for decorative purposes or gifting to near and dear ones and were not for sale. There are more than 22 types of embroidery belonging to different communities with separate motifs, which have been clubbed up as Kutch embroidery. View Vendor List...

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