Embroidered Zardozi Silk Velvet Wedding purse: C19th India
Dating from the 19th century a pine green silk velvet purse with fine zardozi old gold gilt-work embroidery, with traditional floral and foliage motifs.
The purse gathers along the top with a cerise pink silk cord or ties which are finished with gold gilt beaded tassels.
These purses would have contained a sweet meat and coins and wld have been given to wedding guests as a memento.
the purse is in excellent antique condition with an overall patina of age as to be expected in an item from this era. It also has some loose threads and a couple of the tassel beads are dented.
Measurements: 12cm X 9cm