One of the finest techniques of embroidery is the Zardosi style, which is often used to add a royal touch to fabric. Zardosi is an art that uses metallic coated thread to make beautiful, intricate designs on cloth. The thread is usually made of thin strands of gold, silver or copper. To make these elaborate designs, the thread is held with a finger at the reverse of the fabric and the aari, a needle with a sharp point, is held on the top. Craftsmen use materials like sequins, beads, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones to sew on the fabric in elaborate patterns. Today, this exquisite style of embroidery is popularly used in bridal trousseaus.