Some time back,when I visited my parents,I happened to come across these there.
The handbag and tea cosy were handcrafted by artisans of the state of Madhya pradesh,India.My parents have had these for the past 20 years.
A closer view of the work on the handbag.
The front portion of the tea cosy.
A closer view.
The other side.
This is the oldest one.This was done by my grandma about 65 years back.She's 85 now.As is evident from the photograph,the beads have started crumbling.She doesn't remember how its done .I've collected a few bottles in the hope that I'll be able to bead them.Hmmm...may be my next project???