The fine art of decorating fabrics with mirrors

The basic purpose of mirror work was decoration on a plain fabric. Traditional belief of the evil eye being warded off, through the deflection of the evil gaze from the wearer’s body, was also partly responsible for the popularity of mirror work fabrics in certain regions. Today even the fabric would be offended if it is not rewarded with multiple gazes.

Known as Shisheh (Persian) or Abhala Bharat embroidery it involves the affixing of small mirrors or other reflecting metal in different shapes, on clothes or apparel, hangings, tapestries, and other uses on cloth.

How it is done

Mirrors are fixed to the fabric by placing the mirrors in the desired places and putting cross stitches over them in a pattern. The patterned stitches not only hold the mirrors in place but additionally contribute to the beauty of the salwar kameez as designs. Stitches that are made to hold the mirrors in place are generally chain stitch and herringbone stitch, though sometimes you could see the spot step stitch, satin stitch or the blanket stitch being used.

The special appeal of mirror work on fabrics

Mirror work on salwar suits lend them a sparkling appearance, enhances the look of plain chudidar kameez or those with dull appearance and if imaginatively used tend to heighten the appeal of designer fabrics. It has been used effectively on a variety of fabrics like cotton , silk, chiffon, crepe, georgette and Supernet.

Innovative uses have been made like the subtle strategic positioning on the fabric as part of an intended design, where the mirror is used in specific shapes to lend more life-like quality to the fabric.

For example, it could be Bindi on the forehead of a woman’s face, very shapely sparkling eyes of a face or the centre of a flower in a floral pattern.

The circular shape is most popular, though other shapes like square, triangular, or some other geometrical shape like polygon, hexagon, also figure in the designs and fixed to the fabric by placing the mirrors in the desired places and putting cross stitches over them in a pattern.

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