I worked this mirror for a cotton ikat tunic.The tunic by itself was quite bright, did not require any embellishment. I had seen this type of mirrorwork on gujarathi and rajasthani blouses, yokes and wall hangings. Ethnic people who do hand embroidery in these states wear these kind of blouses, they even decorate the walls of their huts with these wallhangings.
The mirrors are placed in set ,of from three to eight in numbers. With three mirrors the pattern is a triangle,with four mirrors we get a square pattern, more than five mirrors becomes floral patterns The mirrors are fixed in single or more dark eyecatching colours. the outline is done in white colour thread.the space within the pattern is filled with stitches.
The yoke in this tunic , is a narrow one, floral pattern is made with eight mirrors as petals,and a mirror in the centre.the picture is not very clear , because it was taken with an earlier [young] camera-
The mirrors are fixed with chain stitch whipped on the inside, the outline is ofcourse chain stitch[I used 3 strands throughout]
The centre space is filled with buttonhole stitch. the closeup-
This work in its aunthetic form is looks bright and beautiful, with all the primary colours.