Zardozi is a type of heavy metallic embroidery that had its original roots in Iran. It was popularised in India during the 17th century, under the reign of Akbar. Since then, the craft has seen huge popularity among artisans and art-lovers. It uses gold and silver-colored threads to create exquisitely beautiful and intricate designs. The metallic threads with these bright colors add a level of dimension and depth to the artform. Moreover, to add zing to its beauty, various kinds of embellishments like beads and pearls can sometimes be added as well.