Kashmiri Art Papier Mache - Candle Stands, Small (Set of 2). This exquisite set of Candle Stands has been hand painted by Kashmiri artists drawing inspiration from their beautiful legacy ... Read more
Kashmiri Art Papier Mache - Candle Stands, Small (Set of 2). This exquisite set of Candle Stands has been hand painted by Kashmiri artists drawing inspiration from their beautiful legacy of art. Papier Mache is a delicate decorative art that was introduced in the 15th Century during the reign of Badshah Zain-ul-Abedin in Kashmir. The art born in the land of Persia was highly favoured by the Mughal Emperors of the 15th and 16th Centuries .This unique craft involves the use of paper pulp for creating beautiful artifacts 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. Papier Mache art today, has become highly stylized and appealing with the use of real gold and silver paint in some unique pieces 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.... Read less
Product code : PMKACSE
Wipe with soft cloth.