STUNNING hand embroidered gray velvet clutch, using gold colored metallic threads, in the zardozi tradition. Genuine semi-precious polished quartz beads sewn into the center of each flower, giving a 3D effect.
Own a piece of art from the historic city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.
Finest quality. Elegant! Like a perfect little jewel box.
- Measures 5.5 " H x 8 " W x 2.5 " D.
- fully lined in gray sateen
- interior credit card slot and two accordion slots, outlined in gold.
- magnetic snap closure.
- braided gray and silver corded shoulder strap with 27 in drop, which can be tucked inside.
- ample room for credit cards, money, makeup AND your phone.
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.
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