Fardi, literally meaning dots, is the most basic yet beautiful type of Mukaish work. Dots are stitched in different sizes and patterns. The ‘hazaar batti’, thousand dots design in Fardi is characteristic of Lucknow. ‘Tikki’ (flat sequins) and ‘challa’ (rings) are used extensively to enhance the design. Size of the dot depends on the width of the wire used and is referred to as numbers - point 4 being the larger dot, point 2 smaller, point 1 being the smallest and most expensive dot. Fardi ka kaam is usually done by women from their homes.