Extraordinary embroidered gold silk handbag, one of a kind. Stunning detail and color scheme!
So many colors of gold, expertly applied to create a harmonious effect - yellow gold, antique gold, caramel, copper. Round bead accents, metallic thread accents, background is gold thread squiggly pattern.
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 and unique evening bag!
Measures 7 3/4 in tall by 9 3/4 in across, by 2 in deep.
Fabulous twisted bead handle, like a necklace, in an antique gold/caramel color. Drop of 8 in.
Fully lined in sateen. Interior zippered pocket for credit cards or money. Double magnetic snap closure to keep contents secure.
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