Parsi Gara Sarees

Embroidered sarees worn by Parsi women as wedding and special occasion wear. The Parsi traders who went to China brought back exquisite embroidered fabrics and the Parsi ladies wanted sarees embroidered in similar fashion. Thus there were amazing silk satin sarees intricately embroidered with narrative scenes. Later they became more floral and sometimes with only border and pallu heavily embroidered with only motifs on the field of the saree. They were expensive and only a few could afford the traditional ones. Now this embroidery has been imitated by Surat and Delhi embroiderers with wonderful results. See Chinai Embroidery.