Vintage cheerful and colorful mirror-work embroidery from India.
Mirror-work, or shisha, is a classic Indian textile tradition where pieces of reflective metal are attached to fabric through embroidery. This particular piece features a free-hand design of trees, birds and rosettes, embroidered in a rainbow of colors. We find yellows, oranges, greens, and pinks, on a soft ivory ground. The border is black with mirror-work embroidery resembling suns.
In very good condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Light and airy handle, this textile would work perfectly as a wall hanging or decorative element around the home.