Parsi Embroidery

as the name suggests, the Parsi embroidery is practiced by the Parsi community living in Mumbai. They are believed to be descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, who migrated to India around the 8th century. The Parsi embroidery is an interesting mix of eastern and western cultures, imbibing from Persian, Chinese, Indian and European influences.

End use:
The Parsi embroidery is done on garas (sari) and jhablas. a time consuming embroidery, the richly embroidered Parsi garas are regarded as heirlooms. Though the embroidery is becoming extinct, attempts are being made to revive the craft and produce fast selling products like scarves, bags and other accessories.