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Vintage 1940s ZARDOZI EMBROIDERED (dates back to the 16th c.) BLACK VELVET clutch purse or bag, HAND MADE in India.
Zardozi is an intricate embroidery technique made with metallic threads and embellishments. Initially it was made with real silver and gold, today also gold- and -silver plated copper thread is used. It is practised in Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey, Central Asia, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
- THE CRAFT ATLAS
A PIECE OF FASHION HISTORY, this one has the back hand-flap to hold it as a clutch; and orig top rope handle. GORGEOUS vintage condition with only minor wear.
8" x " plus 12" handle.