Mirror work that is also known as Shisha work is done with ethnic design patterns that are embroidered on fabric with different kinds of stitches, embedded with different sizes and shapes of Mirrors. This traditional Mirror art work was put into use in India during the Mughal reign. Earlier, this embroidery was done using Mica. Later, this embroidery was enhanced with style and trend by introducing the use of different sizes of mirrors. These mirrors are created with a convex curve using the traditional the techniques. Nowadays, these mirrors are manufactured in latest mechanical and electronic methods that provide the classiness. Silk, Crepe, Chiffon, Super net, Georgette, and Cotton have the capability to hold mirror work over them. Also stitches like stem stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, and herringbone stich are used for the mirror work. This is very popular in Delhi, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan, and Gujarat.
Mirror work can be used on Embroidered, printed or een plain Sarees, Blouses, Churidhars,
wall-hangings, hand bags, pillow covers, clutches, sandals and many more.
Here are some samples which are very unique, have a look!!