Purse, ca. 1600 Purse with drawstring top and tasseled bottom, made up of six shield-shaped panels of figured silk sewn together; the seams are covered with gilt wire. Each panel is ornamented with embroidery in couched bullion and metal thread embroidery. Secured at the top with silk cords ending in tassels with braided metallic heads.
Zardozi – a style of embroidery, popular in Iran, India and Pakistan which had existed since the time of the Rig Veda, but the heyday of this style – the era of Mughal Emperor Akbar and the board …This embroidery began to decorate clothing, weapons, walls, the imperial apartments, bedspread for horses and elephants, etc.Literally translated from Persian as gold embroidery.