Goldwork was originally developed in Asia, and has been used for at least 2000 years.Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads. It is particularly prized for the way light plays on it. The modern times replaced the gold metal threads with copper, silver, or lurex. Even leather and cotton threads are used in designs. It is a most elegant and luxurious using rich materials as silk, leather, pearls, cotton, crystals and metal.