Material: Vintage Gold and Thread Embroidery
Origin: Northwest India/Pakistan
Size: 100cm x 52cm (including cotton border)
Vintage Jari Patchwork Embroidery Hanging
Zari (or Jari) is an even thread traditionally made of fine gold or silver thread used in traditional Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani garments, especially as brocade in saris etc. There is no evidence to support this theory but from our own research it seems likely that the nomadic tribes of North Western India (as was then before Pakistan) would have traded with merchants from the Silk Route as the technique of Gold and Silver Threadwork seems to have originated in China. Impossible to date oany of these pieces but the patches will be at least around 40 years old.