This exceptional heavily embroidered black evening bag is from the historic city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. Classy and elegant zardozi embroidery! Work of art!
Zardozi is from the Persian and means "gold thread" . It is an elaborate art of multidimensional embroidery using gold and silver threads and embellished with precious stones. Zardozi had its origins in Persia and was introduced into India by the ruling Mughals in the early 16th century. It was used mainly to adorn the robes of the royal families. The city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, was the seat of the Mughal Empire and it remains a center for traditional handicrafts that had flourished under the Mughal patronage. Today, over 15,000 craftsmen still practice the craft in the city of Agra, making elaborate zardozi purses, belts, tapestries, jewelry boxes and garments. Stunning and unique evening bag!
So rich! In detail! In color! In design! The work of a master craftsman! Own a piece of art! A future heirloom! This is the kind of handbag you pass on to your children....
Extraordinary, one of a kind, zardozi evening bag or clutch.
At night, the flowers glow and the leaves twinkle and dance in the light. Mesmerizing magical effect!
Admire the detailed and precise embroidery! Flowers are in a copper color thread, the leaves are sparkly in a gold colored thread. Semi precious stones are scattered throughout.
Measures 5 by 7 3/4 inches. 3 inches deep.
Lovely on the reverse too!
Twisted chord shoulder strap with drop of 18 in.
Interior fully lined in black sateen, with one card slot measuring 3 by 4 inches and two smaller card slots. Slots edged in thin gold color.
Magnetic snap closure keeps contents secure.
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