Dec. 30, 2020

Madhya Pradesh Government is organizing ‘Raag-Bhopali’ exhibition to promote Zari-Zardozi crafts of Bhopal.


  • Embroidery done with metallic threads is called kalabattu and forms the zari.

  • The main zari production centres are Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.


  • Here the metal ingots are melted into metal bars called pasa from which lengths are got by beating it after treatment.

  • This is then pulled through perforated steel plates to make it into wires, followed by the tarkashi process to make it thin with rubber and diamond dies.

  • The last stage is called badla where the wire is flattened and twisted with silk or cotton thread to become kasab or kalabattu.