Vintage Hand-Embroidered Belt
- Sold By: Jiva Collections
- Type: Vintage/Antique
Decorative Belts used by dancers in India (Primarily Gujarat and Rajasthan) These Belts are all hand stitched and most are adorned with glass. This ancient art of embroidery which was created in the 17th Century is called Shisha. The belts are usually adorned with tin, silver or coins. However, later, these were replaced by glass blown into large thin bubbles and broken into small pieces for this use. (shisha mirrors) These mirrors have a convex curve due to this process. special scissors were used that are repeatedly dampened to prevent flying shards, and snip them into smaller circular shapes. Often you will see both arts on one belt.
Due to the age of this product there may be some where and missing pieces/glass
20.75" Long 3.25" Wide