region: Zardozi, the gold and silver embroidery is practiced in lucknow, agra, Varanasi, Bareilly, Bhopal, Delhi and Chennai. The craft flourished under the patronage of the Mughul courts.
end use: Zardozi was traditionally done to ornament wall hangings, bedcovers, cushion covers, curtains, palanquin covers, trappings for elephants, bullocks and horses, canopies, shoes, jackets, purses, boxes etc.
The embroidery continues to be one of the most favoured ornamentation for decoration of apparel such as lehenga choli, sari etc.
Presently, Zardozi is also explored on different types of base material like jute to develop trendy products like bags and decorative fashion accessories