Exquisite needlework of repeated fine chain stitches, worked in multi-coloured silk on a satin or cotton ground, called aari embroidery, is a timeless craftsmanship of India.
Aari work is done using a pointed crochet and is worked on cotton, wool, silk and other fabrics. It uses woolen or art-silk thread for embroidery. It is used for embroidery work on cotton, organza, velvet, linen and jute ground fabrics suitable for making drapes and upholsteries.
What is interesting about the Aari is that it is a style that has surpassed change. The art form had so much success that it was not only produced professionally for court use, but it gradually took over the commodity market and also at amateur level became part of folk or tribal tradition.