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Papier-mâché – Trinket Box
This beautiful handcrafted Papier–mâché (made from paper pulp) trinket box comes from Srinagar, valley of Kashmir! Perfect for storing small jewels! Comes in 2 colours, red and brown! Perfect for gifting!
Length: 7 cm
Width: 5.25 cm
Height: 3.5 cm
It’s said that Papier-mâché was brought to Kashmir from Persia. Over a few centuries, talented craftsmen from the valley have taken it to a new height with the finishing and designs reflecting the local flora and fauna.
2 in stock
Avoid contact with water and direct sunlight.
Clean with soft and dry cloth.
About the Craft
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!!
This product is handcrafted; hence may have slight variation in size, colour, and design as each product is unique and is an expression of human genius!
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