This exceptional hand embroidered evening bag is from the historic city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. Classy and elegant zardozi embroidery on black velvet! 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.
This is a special piece! Detail! Detail! Detail! The closer you look, the more you see!
Embroidery, sequins,braid, genuine semi precious stone beads! Precise detail. Expertly finished.
Lots of bling! Mixture of matte and shiny copper. The copper colored sequins shimmer in the light in a very refined way. Subtle bling, not overpowering or garish.
Graceful, elegant flowing design.
The deep copper tones give it a vintage vibe.
Measures 8 in by 5 in high by 2.5 in. Interior finished nicely - lined with sateen, credit card or drivers license slot plus two smaller accordion pouches outlined with a thin golden line.
Corded strap in gold and dark smokey grey, drop of 19 inches.
Magnetic snap closure keeps your contents secure.
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