Hand embroidered peacock clutch in the zardozi tradition, using metallic threads and genuine tumbled lapis lazuli beads on champagne colored background.
Own a work of art from the historic city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.
Zardozi is from the Persian and means "gold thread" . It is an elaborate and opulent 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!
Made by a master craftsman. Only a few can do such fine work, and it takes time and dedication to their craft.
Amazing detail and precision - just look at the eye of the peacocks, their tails, their feet! Their graceful position.
Estimated age is 20 to 30 years. Never worn, is in excellent condition, with only gentle wear at the corners.
Interior is expertly finished, with credit card slot and zippered pocket.
Two magnetic closures keep contents secure.
Such imagination and detail is rare in the modern zardozi pieces. This is a purse for a purse connoisseur!
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