The embroidered handbag collection “Shisha” is a contemporary take on traditional Indian mirror work embroidery. Mirror work, otherwise known as Shisha, can be traced back to the 13th century. When Marco Polo visited India during that time, he commented that mirror work embroidery from India was more intricate and skillfully crafted than any other that he had seen. The use of mirrors and the craft of mirror work has an ever deeper meaning according to traditional folklore – people believe the mirrors help to trap or blind the evil eye, reflecting bad luck and evil spirits away from the wearer. Our mirror and bead embroidered bags are extremely versatile - they look great combined with a casual day outfit and work equally well for a glamorous night out.