Many types of embroidery techniques are used to create beautiful pieces of this artwork. Pakistan produces elegant sheesha work pieces which have their own importance in Pakistani needlework traditions.

The most common embroidery types are Mokaish which can be made by strewing silver dots on a piece of cloth, Jaali work which is done by making a network of strings, Resham, which is thread work done with fine silk and sitara work in which sequins are attached to the cloth.