Papier-mâché Flower Vase – Kashmir
This ‘Papier-mâché’ (made up of paper pulp) flower vase with a 3D Chinar leaves design has been hand crafted and hand painted by skilled artisans (known as Naqash) from the valley of Kashmir!
3D/ embossing technique is unique to this craft and only a skilled artisan is able to pull of such an intricate design with a great finish!
Chinar is considered auspicious in Kashmir and cutting it is a sacrilege! No wonder, Chinar tree is one of the most common motifs used in traditional Naqashi.
Material: Papier-mâché with brass lining
Height: 11 Inches
Opening: 4.5 inches (Diameter)
It’s said that Papier-mâché was brought to India by a Persian mystic Mir Syed Ali Hamdani in the 14th century. Papier-mâché means paper pulp, Unlike the common myth, there are no additives like saw dust or clay in the Papier-mâché products. They are very light in weight and with drying and a proper finishing become very sturdy too. Kashmir Papier-mâché Artisans are highly skilled in making objects of various shapes and sizes, even the birds and animals in exact proportions bringing them to life. In addition, these products are adorned using the Naqashi Art which is another famous art of Kashmir. Naqashi means painting, the artisans are highly skilled in making intricate designs, using delicate colour combinations and beautiful finishing so the end product is impossible to take your eyes off of!!
Avoid contact with water and direct sunlight.
Clean with soft and dry cloth.
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Papier-mâché Flower Vase – Kashmir is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.