Zari worker

Zardozi worker


Minimum ? 5th standard pass

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The tasks a Hand Embroiderer, Zari is expected to perform include:

Sewing ornamental designs by hand over stamped or stencilled patterns on fabric

Using special embroidery material (zari) such as kora, kangani, sadi, nakshi, beads, tikli, sitare

Stitching 'baithan' (cloth which forms base) to string loops of 'karchob' or 'adda' (embroideryframe)

Cutting zari material into pieces of required size with scissors

Threading needle with yarn and stitching the 'zari' pieces and beads etc. neatly

Removing embroidered fabric from frame

Understanding of different kind of fabrics like cotton, silk, velvet, etc.

Knowledge of special zardozi material like kora, kangani, sadi, nakshi, beads, etc.

In-depth knowledge of various zardozi material and their designs

Knowledge of needle work and thread work

Knowledge of different types of embroidery stitches

Knowledge of how to use and care for equipment

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Eye for details

Creative thinking

Dexterity of hands

Depth perception

Good aesthetic sense Good hand-eye coordination

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)Occupational hazards include strained vision, cuts, wounds, back aches, joint pain, fatigue, stress, etc.Health risks include exposure to needles, chemicals, dyes, sharp cutting tool, sitting for long hours, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years? experience - INR 5,000 to INR 6,000 per monthFor candidates with 2 to 5 years? experience ? INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per monthFor candidates with over 5 years? experience ? INR 11,000 to INR 12,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Introduction to the Zari Industry in IndiaThe handicrafts sector is one of the most vital sectors of our economy, both for generating employment as well as earning foreign exchange for the country. Zari & embroidery cluster is also an important part of this sector. Surat is the home of zari industry in India. It makes embroidery materials for machine and hand embroidery viz zari thread/kesab, nakshi, salmo, sadi, kangri and badle.At present total production of zari raw material in India is about Rs. 500 crore. Apart from Surat, zari raw materials are produced at Bareilly, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur and Barmer. The textile and apparel industry employs about 38 million people, making it the largest source of industrial employment in India. All of this indicates that job prospects of Hand Embroiderer, Zari are good.

Textile and garment companies across India


Local designers across India

Towns and cities across India

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Mridula?s School of Embroidery & Fashion Design

Nu-Trend Academy

JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Yelahanka New Town

Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Richmond Circle

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