Kashmiri Art Papier Mache - Tray with Handle

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Kashmiri Art Papier Mache - Tray with Handle


Kashmiri Art Papier Mache - Tray. These exquisite items have been hand painted by Kashmiri artists drawing inspiration from their beautiful legacy of art. The Papier Mache art form originally from Persia, was initiated in Kashmir with the art of paper making and writing in the 15th century, during the reign of Badshah Zain-ul-Abedin in Kashmir. The art now manifests itself on cloth, stone, wood and metal apart from moulded paper pulp. This beautiful art form has been adapted to create these exquisite items of beauty and utility.

Craft Story

Kashmiri Art Papier Mache - Tray with Handle

Preserve A Heritage

Over the years, we have cultivated direct relationships with a wide network of artisans and craft centric enterprises across the country. Our primary mission is to empower the Indian artisan and do our bit in contributing to the sustenance of artisan livelihoods as also the preservation of an amazing craft heritage.

Product Details

  • Material : Papier Mache
  • Craft : Kashmiri Art
  • State : Jammu & Kashmir
  • Colour : Multicoloured
  • Measurements : Length - 7" x Width - 10"
  • Product weight : 300 grams
  • Special Attention : Delicate Item. Handle with care.
  • Shipping Info : Dispatched in a maximum of 6 business days. Returns accepted within 12 days of delivery.
  • UOM : Pieces

Kashmiri Art

Kashmiri paintings are a unique fusion of various styles, given its long history and a rich tradition of illustrated manuscripts. The art of Miniature painting was introduced to India by the Mughals, who brought artists specialized in miniature painting from Persia in the sixteenth century. These artists in turn trained Indian artists who went on to evolve a new distinctive style, inspired by the royal and romantic lives of the Mughals. Apart from the exquisite miniature paintings created by these incredibly talented artists, Kashmiri art today is predominantly identified with the distinctive Papier-mache artifacts from the state. A delicate, decorative art that was introduced in the 15th Century during the reign of Badshah Zain-ul-Abedin in Kashmir, this unique craft involves the use of paper pulp for creating beautiful products exquisitely painted by expert craftsmen. The colours for painting designs on the surface are obtained by grinding and soaking various vegetable mineral dyes in pigment or stone form. The final product is a beautiful art work that is actually the collective handiwork of many talented hands. The strong aesthetic sensibilities and heightened creative talent are inherent in the craftsmen of this region. Kashmiri Papier Mache art today, has become highly stylized and appealing with the use of real gold and silver paint and intricate decorations. The motifs of this art are usually in the form of flowers and birds, with a strong Persian flavour. The art now also manifests itself on cloth, stone, wood and metal and a wide range of utility and décor items. The French word ‘Papier Mache’ literally translates to paper pulp. Paper is usually mixed with glue and mashed together to form a clay like consistency and then crafted into a variety of forms.

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