Indian ethnic wear is one of the most diverse forms of clothing. Even within a single category like embroidered saris, there are so many variants that one can wear a new type of saree every day for an entire year! Buti work is a traditional form of embroidery that makes use of a number of decorative elements. It began with artisans weaving copper threads to make small motifs or flowers which were then stitched on to the fabric. Often, the work was combined with beads and mirrors. This art became popular during the Mughal rule in India and garments having buti work were considered as a status symbol by the Islamic community. In present times, this art is extensively used in Indian ethnic wear. Traditional and contemporary saris: Although buti work gives a rich traditional appeal to saris, designers across the country have been innovating and coming up with more creative designs by using colorful threads and a variety of laces as well as other decorative components. Modern day half-and-half saris are embellished with buti on the pallu for a balanced look of tradition and trend. A plain georgette sari with a colorful buti work border would be a smart pick for your kitty party. While a drape having heavy buti motifs make an ideal outfit for weddings and festive occasions. There are a lot of commercially available saris that have machine embroidery resembling this art but the intrinsic beauty of handwork is definitely irreplaceable. Saree.com has an authentic collection of buti work sarees for all occasions. The intricacies of this form carry an inherent beauty that has continued to woo women from not only India and Pakistan but also Russia and many Middle-east countries. Other forms of ethnic wear: Apart from saris, buti work is extensively used in decorating Anarkali suits, Abaya suits, wedding lehengas and shararas. The art has also been adapted to ethnic menswear like sherwanis and churidar-kurta sets.