Embroidered shisha work is a technique of working which attaches small items of mirror glass or reflective metal onto fabric. The term shisha comes from ancient Persian for glass and the technique originally began at the Moghul court and has become most associated with aspects of India, where the popularity of this type of embroidery occurred at the time of the development of glass making there. As elsewhere in the world, glass was originally a costly commodity associated with wealth. einweg shisha Decoration with glass mirror fragments was not only used on textiles but also on buildings, embedded in plaster, to form elaborate patterns and sumptuous designs.
When used on textiles for clothing and for religious or decorative hangings, shisha mirrors are traditionally used in repeating patterns. The inclusion of this type of embroidery adds sparkle and depth to fabric textures and when used traditionally are regarded as auspicious in that they may give protection against the evil eye.
No glue is active in the application of the shisha mirrors; a network or grid of holding stitches is the inspiration on that your shisha stitches (a kind of herringbone stitch) are worked. All the work is completed by hand. A variety of stitches can then be properly used to enlarge the design across the mirror and beads and sequins could be incorporated.
Shisha mirror decoration offers great potential to hand-embroiderers to improvise with pattern. They combine well with the richness of colour and texture of silk fabrics and can be used to embellish patterned fabrics. They can be used in a repeating design as these were originally or can be used alone to incorporate accent to decoration. They lend themselves beautifully to decoration on accessories such as for instance bags, purses and even fabric jewellery, such as for instance brooches, hair accessories or cuffs. Accessories with hand-embroidered shisha mirrors are unique and individual because they’re hand stitched and one-of-a-kind items. Anyone using or wearing these unique items will have a way to reflect their particular personal style by having an item that’s had time, skill and flair taken in its design and making.