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Hot Pink Indian Mirror Bag

SKU#  462597
$6.48
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Why We Love It

Get South Indian glam with our exclusive Indian Mirror Bag. Featuring tiny mirrors hand embroidered with 100% cotton into this stylish bucket bag, this unique and chic look will quickly become a favorite accessory. Tiny embellishments like mirrors are often associated with nomadic Indian tribes, making this bag great for the traveling girl on the go!

Details & Dimensions

  • Handcrafted of 100% cotton embroidery and 100 % rayon
  • Due to handcrafting, slight variations may occur
  • Part of our Life of Pi Collection
  • Spot clean only
  • World Market exclusive
  • Made in India
10"W x 12"H

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The Story Behind It

The Unique Embellishment of Pairing Embroidery With Mirrored Glass

The traditional technique of pairing embroidery with mirrored glass is often attributed to the nomadic Banjara tribe from the Rajasthan region of India, whose brightly colored garments are typically heavily decorated with pieces of stone, cowry shells and bits of mirror glass. Banjara women are known for their colorful dress and affinity for embroidered embellishments.

Originally, small pieces of the mineral mica were used because of its reflective quality, known as "shisha," the Hindi word for "little glass." As the process evolved, artisans began to use broken thin blown-glass pieces in place of mica. Today, embroidery with mirrored glass remains a popular craft that adds a whimsical and rich accent to anything from bags and pillows to scarves and decorative blankets.

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