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EMBROIDERIES OF INDIA / AARI WORK / MATERIAL
AARI WORK
Raw Material

- Zari or metallic threads

- embellishments like the use of beads and other adornments like Kallavattu,

Sitara, Moti or Salma, Dabka, Nakshi, Aara and Gota.

Tools Used

Frame / Adda - This is a wooden or metal frame over which the cloth is pulled tightly to prevent it from moving while artisans work on it. The frame enables faster work and clear vision.

Aar / karchop (needle) - A hooked needle called aar is used, hence the name to the craft. It is similar to the one used in crochet

Scissors - A pair of scissors is an essential tool of the workers involved in the embroidery. Scissors are required time and again to cut the threads.