Kashmiri Crewel Work - Wallet

Kashmiri Crewel Work - Wallet - The India Craft House
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Kashmiri Crewel Work - Wallet


Kashmiri Crewel Work Wallet. Perhaps the most celebrated of traditional Kashmiri handicrafts is embroidery. Whether the flowing designs grace shawls, wall hangings, namdhas or tunics, Kashmiris are known as master embroidery artisans. The fabric is a canvas through which the artisan's embroidery brings to life designs that may have been handed down for centuries. The Kashmiri embroidery artisan uses their needle as a painter uses a brush. Crewel work is one of the four main types of embroidery that have developed in Kashmir, each with its own special quality and distinct style. Crewel embroidery is a fascinating needle art. Typically done in thin wool thread on linen or cotton fabric, crewel work provides a texture not seen in silk or cotton embroidery. A special kind of embroidery done with a pointed hook used for drapery and upholstery is known as crewel. Because of the high quality of embroidery done on wall hangings and rugs, Kashmiri crewel-work is in great demand throughout the world. Crewel is basically similar to chain stitch, done on a white background, though here the motifs, mainly stylized flowers, do not cover the entire surface, and the background is not embroidered upon. Wool is almost invariably used in crewel-work and colour schemes are not as elaborate as in chain stitch.

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Kashmiri Crewel Work - Wallet

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Product Details

  • Material : Leather
  • Craft :  Crewel Work
  • State :  Jammu & Kashmir
  • Measurements :  Length - 7.5" x Width - .5"
  • Product weight : 200 grams
  • Special Attention : Handcrafted Village Craft. Rustic, Dull / Antique Finish. Please Allow For Minor Crafting Defects.
  • 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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