This exceptional 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, one of a kind evening bag! Semiprecious stones on a central royal purple embroidered strip with precise and detailed golden zardozi embroidery.
Peacock blue just glows!!!
Can be worn TWO ways - the back is as finished as the front! Two stones on the front and two different stones on back.
Worn with black, navy or purple, this clutch is a scene- stealer!
Measures 8 inches by 5 inches tall by 2.5 in. Interior finished nicely - fully lined in blue sateen, once credit card or drivers license slot and also a 5.5 in by 2.5 in accordion pocket outlined with a thin golden line.
Corded shoulder strap in blue and silver twist, with 18 in drop.
Closes securely with magnetic snap closure.
Front lower green stone has a minor chip, does not detract from the overall effect. Clutch can be worn in reverse if you prefer.
Pair it with this wool shawl: https://www.etsy.com/listing/590297655/turquoise-wool-shawl-embroidered?ref=shop_home_active_80