Zardozi (Hindi: ज़रदोज़ी, Persian and Urdu:
زردوزی) work is a type of embroidery in
India and Pakistan.
style of embroidery has been in existence in India from the time of
the Rig Veda
. It prospered during the
, but later a loss of royal patronage and
led to its
decline. Today it is popular in the Indian cities of
Lucknow, Bhopal, and
The name zardozi is from Persian
and means "sewing with gold".