The Indian clutch

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A traditional clutch is the perfect accessory for bringing out the diva in you.

Ladies on the global red carpet have been flaunting bags and clutches with traditional Indian work and motifs. Accessory designer Meera Mahadevia lists 6 traditional pick-up clutches from across India that should make it to your heirloom collection.

Keep it simple

With an evening gown, the thewa clutch from Rajasthan would look quite elegant

Antique touch

If you like the old world look, try the semiprecious stone work over dhokra metal work from Bastar, Chhattisgarh

The spiritual clutch

This Buddhist prayer vessel has been transformed into a unique style statement. It looks great with salwar-kameez and plain chiffon saris

Go traditional

There's nothing more timeless than a silk bag. This silk clutch with bidri work and a horse head dagger on it is from Karnataka

Clutch it from Kashmir

This carved wooden handle with Kashmiri crewel work is perfect for a festive autumn evening

The bling bag

Carry this gold filagree clutch with glasswork, from Rajasthan, for a wedding or a traditional reception...