& Zardosi Handicrafts
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Period Arts &
Arts have always inspired people and influenced civilizations.
Arts of the Moghul Period India too, have cast their own spell
over the masses. Zardosi, Stone carvings and inlay were
profusely practiced by artisans and are visible in the
monument and other artifacts of the period.
We-the Sharma family of Agra- traditional practitioners of
such crafts, and sculptors, have carried forward the
excellence of stone carving and inlay craft down the
Of late, we fancied of making lifestyle and home utility goods
embellished with our traditional art to give a twist to the
family business, and it worked.
Our products were welcomed worldwide and our business went
under transformation during the last decade.
form a working reality
Arts and crafts being individualistic
occupations are tough to convert into organized production
enterprises but becoming a bit easier if artisans
themselves do it.
With whatever we had, a modest
enterprise was floated on a 300 sq. mts. area where
artisans and designers could be threaded
into a continuous workflow.
Within a few years, an expansion became quite evident, and
we added another 2000 sq. mts. and just another decade
passed, before we could annex another 14000 sq. mts. to
accommodate our growth.
In the rhyme
of the real estate expansion, tooling, design and staff
development too paced up and now SIPL-our flagship
company, runs dedicated to produce the top quality
artifacts on custom deadlines.
Today, SIPL owns two expansive work units at Agra, one
Showroom in New Delhi and is run by the active
participation of its directions, who themselves are
period art of embellishment
Sequins and beads studded on silks, cottons and a
variety of fabrics among the finely needled embroidery
of colourful or metallic threads...Home utility
and decorative products fabricated with those embellished
pieces of cloth...the tradition of this art goes back
again to the Moghul period, when such objects decorated
the homes of not only high and mighty, but also the common
folk. Apart from the decorative objects the art was
lavishly used on the dresses of men and women while the
rich and noble had it done in real silver and gold
Zardosi- as the craft came to be known in history, has
never died ever since. Artisans of north India have kept
it alive and enriched it with new aesthetic variants with
the changing times. SIPL branches out into Zardosi art as
its longtime commitment towards promoting regional
handicrafts of north India.