Spectacular hand embroidered velvet clutch, using gold and frosted colored metallic threads, and semi precious stones, in the zardozi tradition. Genuine semi-precious stones sewn into the center of each flower.
On lush, rich velvet in maroon color - a deep crimson red with brown and purple undertones.
Own a piece 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 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.
Exceptional quality. Elegant! Gorgeous bag! Like a perfect little jewel box. Meticulous craftsmanship and detail.
Measures 5.5 " H x 8 " W x 2.5 " D.
Interior fully lined in a quiet purplish burgundy sateen, with one credit card slot and two accordion slots, outlined in gold. Metallic snap closure.
Holds credit cards, money, and makeup AND your phone.
Braided maroon and copper corded shoulder strap with 27 in drop, which can be tucked inside.
Stunning! Looks far more expensive than it is!
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