Stunning hand embroidered black velvet clutch, in the zardozi tradition, by skilled master artisans in Agra, India. Certain to become a modern heirloom.
3D embroidery using metallic gold tone and copper colored threads, and genuine carnelian beads. Sparkles like a perfect little jewel box.
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! Meticulous craftsmanship and detail.
- black velvet
- measures 5.5 " H x 8 " W x 2.5 " D.
- black sateen lining, one credit card slot and two accordion slots, outlined in gold
- secure magnetic snap closure
- roomy, holds your phone, keys, credit cards, money, and makeup
- black and copper woven shoulder strap, drop of 19 in.
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