Mirror is one of the objects that usually reflect light in such a way that preserves much of its unique quality that reflects light striking the plane mirror. Plane mirrors are used as looking glass and are used in constructing periscope. Banjara/ Lambani is one of the community’s embroidery work that is inspired in making of the mirror key chains, one of the creative works of the people of Bijapur, Karnataka, who are adopting changes along with regular work to creating various patterns. These people live in the city/ rural regions of Bijapur.
People of the Lambadi community along with other community who lived around the dam of Almatti had to shift their dwelling places along with all their belongings, agricultural fields and all related to them which left them once upon a time jobless at hand. Traditional art of Embroidery was one of craft that supported the people in this area for survival.
Mirror key chain making was inspired from the mirror work of the Lambani/ Banjara community people as some of this people presently do not wear them regularly but mostly during occasions. As mirror work on their dresses reflected and brought a glitter effect to their dress material, hence they are specially made for their daughters in sending them for their marriages. They have adopted the same technique in another manner into key chains of various sizes and shapes.
Key chains are generally small chains made from plastic, metal that attaches a small item to the key ring. Some of the key chain allows one or both ends to rotate easily keeping the chains from being used. It is a connecting ring between the key ring and belt of the individual, especially in use where there is frequently use of key’s.
As it is unsafe nowadays to live the house doors without locking, due which a person will have to carry the keys along with them where ever they go. The different coloured pattern key chains helps an individual in recognizing different keys used within a house or organization. Chains of the key ensure an individual that the keys are attached on any wear and tear of their pockets/ bags.