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 Origin Of Embroidery

 Zardozi came from Persian word Zar {Gold} ,and Dozi {Embroidery} . Zardozi Embroidery art  came from India,Iran , Pakistan, and Bangladesh. In the 17 Century Zardozi Embroidery came under the patronage of Mughal Emperor Akbar, and came to decline under the rule of Aurangzeb. Zardozi Embroidery art has been known in India since the time of the Rig Veda. It flourished during the royal patronage of Mughal Emperor Akbar, but during the industrialization came to decline.
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Nowadays Zardozi Embroidery Art is popular in such Indian cities as Farukhabad, Lukhnow, Bhopal and Chennai.
In 2013  the Lukhnow Zardozi has confirmed its authenticity as the world renowed textile embroidery recorded by Geographical Indication Registry.
Zardozi Embroidery is an elaborate art of multi -dimensional embroidery using gold and silver threads and studded with gems, and semi precious stones. This form of Embroidery was also used to embellish heavy coats, cushion covers, curtains, animals trappings, and canopies.
                                                  
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Zardozi Embroidery is one of the most ancient forms of handicrafts embroidery that have been adorning the attires of the royals in India with beautiful embroidery for ages!
The art of Zardozi have been flourished from the medieval times.,under the patronage of Mughal Akbar. It was used to decorate walls of the royal king Mahal, scabbards, wall hangings and the paraphernalia of regal elephants and horses. This embroidery works make many elaborate designs , using gold , copper and silver threads. The studded pearls , gems precious stones was used in the art of Zardozi Embroidery . Nowadays  craftsmen used copper and silk threads instead of gold wire and copper wire. 

There was one of the famous masters of Zardozi from Agra was Sheikh Shamsuddin. He adopted the art of Zardozi from his father Late Habib Buksh.The embroidered pieces by Sheikh Shamsuddinn are the heaviest artful embroidery in the world. Each weighing more than two hundred pounds. He used thousands of gems in his artworks. Another ''CHESS''made with thousands of stones and thirty years of hard work by the talented masters Sheikh Shamsuddin. 

At that time one of the Sheikh from Saudi Arabia  offered him to sell his embroidery bt Sheikh Shamsuddin did not sell the work, because he knew that he was not able to create anything better than that. The art of Sheikh Shamsuddin is is one of themost expensive embroidery in the world. The work of Sheikh Shamsuddin are the heaviest sample of embroidery skill . For which he awarded many times. Sheikh Shamsuddin was born on September 7, 1917 in Agra. Sheikh Shamsuddin started 3 D Embroidery but unfortunately he passed away, but his son and the students of Shamsuddin continue his work. His artworks are now displayed in the Jewellery Store Kohinoor private Gallery in Agra. 

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