Buy Recording : ONLINE ZARDOSI WORKSHOP WITH HAFEEZ UDDIN ( with materials )

Beginner To Intermediate Level Materials Included
Hafeez Uddin
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Beginner To Intermediate
Materials Included
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About the Workshop +


 This workshop is now over and you can buy the recording. This was done in one class of two hours over zoom - adult or children above 12 years can join 

About the artform : Zardosi is a form of embroidery that has its roots in Persia. It was introduced in India in the 16th century under the patronage of the Mughal rulers. In literal terms, ‘zar’ means gold and ‘dozi’ means embroidery, which translates to gold embroidery. It is a fine technique which adds a touch of royalty to the fabrics. To make these elaborate designs, the thread is held with a finger at the reverse of the fabric and the aari, a needle with a sharp point, is held on the top.

About the artist : Hafeez Uddin ji is a traditional Zardosi artist and learnt the craft as a child under the guidance of his father Wafat Uddin. He has been honoured with the prestigious State Award in 2013. Among his many other awards is one recognising his contribution to the development of Zardosi embroidery work. He has exhibited his works in numerous exhibitions across India since 1998.

The following materials will be sent in the art kit for this workshop:

  • Embroidery Frame 8 * 8 inch
  • Raw Silk Red (42" * 39")
  • Kora Golden color
  • Dobka
  • Gijai Golden color
  • Nakshi
  • Neddle No.9
  • Thread White Color       

 We hope you can join us to support the arts and artists.

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Art Form


The Zardosi style, which is often used to add a royal touch to fabric, is one of the finest embroidery techniques. Zardosi is a technique for creating beautiful, intricate designs on cloth using metallic coated thread. Thin strands of gold, silver, or copper are typically used to make the thread. To create these intricate designs, the thread is held with a finger on the reverse of the fabric and the aari, a sharp-pointed needle, is held on top. Sewing on the fabric in intricate patterns, craftsmen use materials such as sequins, beads, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones. This exquisite embroidery style is now commonly used in bridal trousseaus

Zardozi originated in Iran and was brought to India b

y the Mughals. It is different from other embroidery techniques in a few ways:

  1. Materials: Zardozi embroidery uses a combination of gold and silver thread, sometimes interwoven with silk or other colorful threads. This gives the embroidery a very rich and luxurious look, which is different from other embroidery techniques that use single-colored thread.

  2. Techniques: Zardozi embroidery uses a combination of techniques such as couching, applique, and chain stitch. This creates a raised and three-dimensional effect on the fabric which is different from other embroidery techniques that are typically done in a flat manner.

  3. Designs: The designs used in Zardozi embroidery are often very ornate and elaborate, with a strong influence from Persian and Mughal art. They often depict floral and paisley patterns, as well as figurative designs such as birds and animals, which is different from other embroidery techniques that typically use simpler patterns.

  4. Applications: Zardozi embroidery is mainly used for decorating traditional Indian garments such as saris, lehengas, and sherwanis, as well as household items such as cushion covers and table runners.

  5. Expensive: Due to the use of gold and silver thread, and the intricate designs, Zardozi embroidery is considered as a luxury item and is relatively expensive compared to other embroidery techniques.

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Masterclasses are complete pre-recorded courses of 7-8 parts that have been researched and recorded by us at the Master artists homes. LIVE workshops happen in real time over zoom along with the Master Artist and a small group. Live workshops have different levels. We only have a few Masterclasses right now - Lippan art from Kutch and Pichwai art from Nathdwara, Rajasthan and are producing and adding more every month. While we cover more than 60 heritage art and craft forms in our live workshops already.

You could attend a beginner friendly live workshop (or even a masterclass if its Lippan or Pichwai you are interested in) and then join the foundations or advanced LIVE workshops. The different levels for the LIVE workshops are- Beginner, Foundations and Advancedyour store.

Materials are not included in the masterclasses but you can order from our list of authentic art kits and materials in addition to the masterclass. For the live workshops, materials are included in some of the live workshops as part of the workshop and it would be mentioned in the workshop description.

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The previous workshops recordings will still be available to you via google drive as earlier. But going forward for all new workshops post Nov 2021, the workshops will be accessible through our website and platform only.