“Mirror Image”

mirrored-elephant-with-howdah

Indian mirror work adornment is used in embroidery and decorating buildings from simple mud huts to ornate palaces. Called shisha, from the Persian sheesh meaning little glass, traditional societies warded off the evil eye through the lavish use of shisha in clothing, while the Sheesh Palace at Amber Fort, Jaipur is a pinnacle of mirror work. A direct experience of these forms of shisha inspiration can be found in the exhibition hosted by Christine Young and Lorna Harrison.  Previews can be enjoyed in Lorna’s shop India in Balmain, 442 Darling Street and found on Facebook.

Mirrored elephant with howdah