The Indian decorative embroidery art of mirror work (shisha) is thought to have been developed by the wife of Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal in her honour. Since the times of the Moghuls, the women of Gujarat have continued to use the mirrors in their embroideries. This film shows in detail how the mirrors are produced in small furnaces and features dowry embroidery of bloused and dress fronts, shawls, bedding covers, jewellery bags, and quilts--all incorporating the mirrors. Besides the shisha work, you will view them using chain stitch, filling stitches, cross stitch, appliqué, and interlacing and soof embroidery. These are still used and worn by many nomadic and heding Mulims and Hindu communities.