Beaded potlis, also known as beaded pouches or drawstring bags, are small, decorative bags typically made with beads and fabric. They are often used as accessories or as gift packaging in various cultures. The term “potli” originates from the Hindi language, where it refers to a small bag or bundle.
Beaded potlis are crafted by attaching beads to a fabric base, usually using techniques such as embroidery or beadwork. The beads can be made of various materials, including glass, plastic, wood, or metal. The fabric used for the base can vary as well, with popular choices being silk, velvet, or cotton.
These bags are known for their intricate designs and vibrant colors. The beadwork is often done in patterns, creating motifs, floral designs, or geometric shapes. Some potlis feature additional embellishments such as sequins, mirrors, or embroidery threads to enhance their visual appeal.