Exceptional vintage hand embroidered orange clutch using metallic threads and semi precious stones, in the zardozi tradition On a turmeric color background. Both modern and traditional. Great silhouette for one-shouldered dress or sari.
Own a work of art from the historic city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.
9 semi precious stones - rose quartz, black onyx, tiger eye - held in place with precise and detailed zardozi work in two colors of silver.
Measures 12.5 inches long, height of 4 inches at one end, rising in a graceful arc to 5.5 inches at the other end. Width 2 inches.
Nicely finished with sateen interior lining, long pouch to organize your contents, and one credit card or drivers license slot.
Two magnetic snap closures keep your contents secure.
You are certain to stand out and be noticed carrying this clutch!
Perfect for evening or for ladies lunch.
This is a vintage piece, estimated 20 years old, and has a bit of gentle puckering and creasing along one end. I can provide more detailed photos upon request.
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! The color just glows!
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