Wraps with Geometric Design and Bamboo Shoots

China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum
Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Zardozi is a beautiful type of metal embroidery which reached a sophisticated level of craftsmanship as early as the Mughal dynasty. It is the oldest hand-embroidery art technique in India and was used to decorate the clothing of kings and other members of the royal court, symbolizing wealth and social status. In this piece, patterns of bamboo shoots resemble ordinary stalks of corn edged with numerous geometric patterns. Zardozi designs often feature gold and silver threads atop a dark background.


  • Title: Wraps with Geometric Design and Bamboo Shoots
  • Type: Textiles
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Medium: Silk, gold and silver thread
  • Width: 111cm
  • Length: 238cm

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