Antique Zari: The First Time in Textile Industry



The Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh in the North is famous for many things that spotlight the artistic and cultural richness of India. 

Out of the many aspects, the most notable is the glory of Farrukhabad in the field of textile printing. This facet of the textile industry has been the major source of livelihood for many craftsmen here for 200 years and more. 

This rich heritage was that which gave life to Jari Work - the much-celebrated design in both Indian and Pakistani fabric. Known in Persian as Zardosi, it is one of the most detailed works found in the textile sector that exists today. 


Jari or Zari is smooth threads made out of either gold or silver to be woven into fine and classy fabrics as brocades (mostly silk) to form intricate and exquisite designs. 

Jari is mostly seen in sarees, lehengas, and salwar, engraved in the material to add the beauty of bling and accentuate its elegance all the more. 

The glissading flow of thread makes the cloth shine in luster, which is why zari has achieved a remarkable place in Indian hearts, especially when it comes to their grand celebrations and festivals. 


The signature of Zari is mostly made on Indian Silk Sarees, where exclusive styles of Zari are splendidly scattered throughout the six yards of gracefulness.  

It is often said that a silk saree graced by Zari is an embodiment of sheer gorgeousness and nobility. 



Let us get to know some of the popular designs in Zari brocades:  


Mashru: This is one of the most common designs, which is embroidered in perfect circles (Butis) of many sizes (as dependent on the pattern), usually symbolizing the ancient gold coins (ashrafis) that are mark royalty and aristocracy. Gul Badan is a variant of this design, that looks like a flower. Mashru is mostly done in gold and it requires plenty of golden threads so as to finish them with the touch of perfection. 


Himru: Himru design which is famous in Hyderabad and Aurangabad is mostly woven in pure silk. What keeps it apart is its design, known as Charkhana Jaal (Four Squares). 


Kinkhwab: Kinkhwab which means ‘Little Dream’, is a design completed in heavy embroidery work. It is done not only in gold and silver threads but also in that of copper. Kinkhwab is studded with different layers of warp threads. As the intensity of threads is more in this design when compared to the others, the fabric is not seen clearly beneath the brocade, thereby revealing the strength thickness in its weave-structure.  


However, Zari being employed so far only with colors like plain gold, silver, and copper, Seematti has now established yet another sign of its own in the textile industry. 

We are now introducing antique gold zari works all the way from Farrukhabad, to take the hand of South India’s own Kanchipuram silk, for the first time in the history of the textile industry. 

This fine blend of unique designs and classy golden threads will be making their magic in a canvas as alluring as Kanchipuram Silk. 

Farrukkhabadhy Antique Jari in Kanchipuram of Seematti will be marking a place of its kind like no other in the evolution game of fashion in sarees.



The antique golden color is admired by many for its dignified and classy appeal.



Here is how this blazing hot trend created by Seematti is going to add grace to your looks: 


New Designs: The Seematti-introduced Antique Jari has designs that are entirely new to the world of sarees. The repetition of old and typical designs is minimized, to bring the trend-setter effect to anyone who chooses to wear it. 


The Farrukhabadi Touch: The magnificence of Zari from Farrukhabad can never be explained enough with words. The grandeur it emanates has to be truly felt and experienced in silhouette. This is what Seematti’s Antique Jari is about to bring you. 


Promised Elegance: Elegance and classiness are simply bound to be always behind you with the exquisiteness of these designs. The intricate patterns create more value and charm to the silk-base you carry. The fullness of each design can fill your style with absolute panache. 


Simplicity: Although there is heavy thread work involved in Zari, the designs are structured in such a way that it looks ravishing yet simple and sophisticated. The design pattern may be complex but it’s unseen in the plain look it holds. 


Perfect for Festivals: Festivals and functions demand you to turn up with heavy attires which often seem to be gaudy and uncomfortable. For those of you who would love to experiment with minimal designing in festive attire, Antique Zari is the prime choice of now. For even though simple in design, it has an unbeatable skill to spark up a different kind of grandeur in you. 

Take your wardrobe game to the next level with the top-notch threads. For you can now grab the latest Zari collection from Seematti’s store.


Happy shopping!


Also read: Seematti's unique collection of Banarasi saree