Shisha is a kind of embroidery done on top of textile for sewing small mirrors to obtain a pretty design. Actually, the term’shisha’means mirrors. This form of embroidery, often referred to as mirror work, is fairly prevalent in India and its neighboring countries. Initially, components of mica were employed to obtain a reflective surface, but those were subsequently replaced by tiny mirrors. Nowadays, sequins and plastic mirrors are also used occasionally, but glass mirrors continue being used and they are thought to be more desirable and traditional.
Traditionally,’shisha’was made from blown glass, the back of that has been painted to have it more reflective Birthday and Celebrity Parties. Then, it had been carefully cut or broken. This technique is still used and the last product is called’antique shisha.’ Such pieces of’shisha’are valued due to the slight flaws that creep in while making glass manually, and the difference within their shape and size, as a result of hand cutting.’Perfect shisha’or’embroidery glass ‘, as it is often called, being made on machines, is thicker and does not have any imperfections of size or shape.
‘Shisha’must be firmly mounted on the cloth so the latter can carry the weight of the mirror or’shisha.’ This technique works especially well on textile having bold prints in bright colors, where mirrors along with pretty stitches offer a different dimension to the general design. Mirror embroidery is often done to enhance the sweetness of bags of varying sizes, hangings, clothing and household furnishings. Mirrors form an intrinsic the main overall design. They can develop a the main motifs arranged in geometrical designs or be positioned inside a flower.
Simple straight stitches in many directions are applied along the periphery of the mirror to secure it with the fabric. The edges of the mirror are somewhat rough, so that they can hold the thread plus the fabric, thus keeping the mirror in its desired position. Traditionally, the fastening of mirror to the fabric is performed through stitches only, without the use of any adhesive or glue. Those decorative stitches along the periphery of the mirror not merely hold the mirror in position, but also go to make a style component.
People not keen or unable to check out the standard method will get almost similar looks by utilizing plastic rings available with stitching already done around them. Such rings are designed to give the design of an ornamental border around the mirror. You can also get lengths of material which have mirrors already sewn in.