Star, flower, raw mango, tree, buds, sun and jasmine bud motifs became popular when the gota work gained prominence. They look beautiful and offered a variety to the crafstman

Star, flower, raw mango, tree, buds, sun and jasmine bud motifs became popular when the gota work gained prominence. They look beautiful and offered a variety to the crafstman

The motifs on caps assumed great importance. Zardozi work with silver thread, precious stones and kundan work was preferred by nawabs. Kundan work motifs are used even today.

The motifs on caps assumed great importance. Zardozi work with silver thread, precious stones and kundan work was preferred by nawabs. Kundan work motifs are used even today.

This piece is one of a group of six similar pieces which may have been samples made for the export trade. The gold embroidery (zardozi) used metal thread and pieces of the iridescent wing-cases (elytra) of the beetle Sternocera aequisignata (family Buprestidae, Jewel Beetles).

This piece is one of a group of six similar pieces which may have been samples made for the export trade. The gold embroidery (zardozi) used metal thread and pieces of the iridescent wing-cases (elytra) of the beetle Sternocera aequisignata (family Buprestidae, Jewel Beetles).

Gorgeous bullion-work. One of the few things we can't do with our embroider machines (not that we couldn't take stylistic hints. . .).

Gorgeous bullion-work. One of the few things we can't do with our embroider machines (not that we couldn't take stylistic hints. . .).

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