Sozni is a form of extremely fine and delicate
needlework done primarily on shawls.Only a single
strand is used and if skillfully executed, the motif
appears on both sides of the shawl.
Rezkar embroidery has longer stitches and uses
three or four strands of yarn. It is done on shawls,
garments, table cloths and household linen.
Ari and Crewel embroidery is widely practiced
throughout India with variations from one region
to another. The thread is passed through the ari
(hooked needle) and is always held under the fabric
to be embroidered with the hook pulling a series
of loops to the surface. The embroiderers are usually
men from the Sunni Muslim community.