Gorgeous hand embroidered golden brown velvet clutch, using frosted metallic threads, in the zardozi tradition. Dynamic floral pattern. Made by a master craftsman in the historic city of Agra, site of the Taj Mahal.
New bag, but made in an antiqued faded velvet, a vintage look - perfect for an informal wedding, a garden party, with a vintage dress or to dress up jeans and a jacket when you go for brunch.
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.
- golden brown velvet, the color of a baby deer (Bambi)
- antiqued finish
- embroidered with metallic frosted color threads in 3D
- genuine semi precious stones sewn in - green onyx and garnets
- 5.5 " H x 8 " W x 2.5 " D.
- lined in beige-flesh color sateen
- interior credit card slot and two accordion slots, outlined in gold.
- metallic snap closure.
- optional braided cord shoulder strap with 21 In drop. Can be tucked inside.
- holds phone, credit cards, money, keys and makeup
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