Aari work is a type of embroidery which is done on a stretched fabric and stitching the design with a long needle which has a hook in the end. The needle technique origins from the mocha community who use this type of needle to stitch intricate patterns on leather footwear. The needle is named as Aari, from which the embroidery work derives its name as Aari work. This work consists of beads, stones, golden and silver threads which gives a royal richness to the design. Aari work is known for its elegant thread work that enhances the gravity of hand embroidery. Aari work has marked its existence from 12th century i.e. from the time of Mughal ruling. With time the work has spread to places like Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and other places who added their touch of traditional design and recognized the specialty of the work. Sliding from the families of the ruling kings and the queens, today, the craft can be seen on any teenager’s cap or top, with the traditional gear of various states, like sarees, chaniya cholis of a bride or on festive attire.