I am really falling in love with mirror work on lenghas and sarees this year. Mirror work or shisha (glass) originates from 17th century India when the Rajas and Ranis used to embellish their wardrobes with it. During those times, women from South India used to hand make circular shaped shisha from Mica, an almost crystal like mineral. Before that, during the Mughal era it was only seen in clothing of folk dancers. Mirror work has been in Indian garments for centuries especially in the festival time of Garba and Dandya Raas. It is very prominent in Rajasthan and Gujarat – and recently we have been seeing it on the runway.
From famous designers such as Manish Malhotra to Rohit Bal, mirror work is making its way back into our contemporary garb. Something that we can wear to parties and weddings and not only to garba functions. The new take on mirror work is fresh, bold but subtle. Take a look at these twelve designs and let us know what you think!
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