The Surat Zari craft is a traditional form of embroidery that originated in the city of Surat, located in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Legend has it that long ago, a group of weavers were struggling to produce high-quality embroidery thread. One day, a holy man appeared to them and taught them the secret of creating a special type of thread that was stronger, more durable, and more beautiful than any other. The weavers used the new thread to create stunning embroidery designs, which were highly sought after by the wealthy and powerful of the region. Today, the Surat Zari craft is still highly prized for its intricate designs and rich colors, and is used to adorn a variety of clothing and textiles.