Zardozi (also known as Zardosi) is a form of Iranian needlework. Zardozi is derived from two Persian words: zar or zarin, which means gold and dozi, which means sewing; Zardozi is a heavy and intricate metal embroidery done on a silk, satin, or velvet fabric foundation. Designs are frequently made with gold and silver threads and might include pearls, beads, and precious stones. It is used to decorate a variety of items, including clothing, household fabrics, and animal trappings. Historically, it was used to embellish the walls of royal tents, scabbards, wall hangings, and regal elephant and horse trappings.