Handmade and hand embroidered black evening bag with central lapis lazuli medallion. Embroidered with metallic threads, silk and semi precious stones, in the zardozi tradition, on Dupioni silk. Embroidered front and back, both sides.
Dupioni silk is the most widely known silk and is made in India. It is a medium weight silk with a textured effect.
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 and semi 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!
Beautiful hand embroidered trim of flowers in genuine green lapis lazuli and genuine turquoise and carnelian beads, sewn in. Interior beautifully finished in sateen, with two gathered pockets the entire length of the clutch. Secure closure using two magnetic snaps. Slim profile. Interior fits your phone but without the phone case. Additional room for money and credit cards.
Measures 11 x 4 1/2 in tall, 1 1/2 in deep at the bottom, tapering to the top.
Such an elegant and unique clutch! Sure to bring you compliments!
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