A potli is a small handbag, generally used by the women in India to carry their money and other valuable items. Earlier, it was used as a bag to carry food for the men to work, as it kept the food fresh. But nowadays, its usage has changed. It is similar to a clutch from the western countries; one can call it the Indian counterpart of the clutch. It is a bit smaller in size as compared to the clutch and generally round in shape with buckles or a zipper in the middle so that the things can be kept safely. It may also have straps or strings making it easier for the women to hold and carry around.
Potli is an Indian fashion statement, and very popular among the Indian crowd, as their alternative to western clutches and western handbags. Potlis are often carried by women to Indian weddings as they go very well with sarees and heavy suits. A product of India, and we know that it's impossible that it will not be vibrant and full of colours and beautifully-created patterns and designs. They are generally manufactured in the villages where the artisans carve their beautiful embroidery on the potlis, in their variety of patterns and designs.
Sheesha work ” is a popular type of embroidery found on Potlis. Other than being a bare essential for Indian women, it also reflects the vibrant Indian culture through its designs.