SURAT ZARI CRAFT
The Surat Zari Craft is a textile product of the Surat district in Gujarat, which is made from yarns of silk and cotton mixed with gold, silver or copper. The zari threads are used to make intricate designs by weaving into generally silk fabrics. Its use is extensive in textile industries and handicrafts. The Surat Zari is either woven on cloth or hand embroidered to form fabric borders or used as part of the body of the cloth. The zaris made in Surat are of two types – the real metallic zari made with gold and few pure metals, and the imitation zari is woven with plastics. The Surat Zari Craft received Intellectual Property Rights Protection or Geographical Indication (GI) status on 06/10/2010.
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