Zari Embroidery has a range of styles which are as follows:
Kataoki Bel: There is a border pattern that is built of stiff canvas and the entire cloth is replete with sequin edging.
Kamdani: This is a lighter needle work and more often seen on veils, scarves and caps. Ordinary thread is used but gives a satin-stitch effect. The resultant effect is stunning . In local terms it is known as hazara butti (thousand lights).
Mina Work: Similar to enamel work and the embroidery is made in gold.
Makaish: Done with badla or silver and one of the oldest techniques where the wire itself is used as the needle , piercing the fabric to complete the stitches. A wide range of designs are made in this fashion.
Tilla or Marori Work: Here the gold thread gets stitched on the surface of the material with the help of a needle.
Kinari work: In this process, embellishments are done using zari threads at the borders in the form of tassels.
Gota Work: Here the gold border that’s woven is cut into different shapes and this technique brings forth a wide variety of texture in the designs.