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A type of gold thread used decoratively on Indian clothing.‘choosing the right shade of thread and zari can mean sifting through 16 nuanced shades’
- ‘There will always be a role for gold, just like there are people who still wear zari.’
- ‘The mustard cotton sari with batik and zari border was a present from a local admirer.’
From Urdu zarī, from Persian zar ‘gold’.
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