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Papier Maché Collectible box Mystic Desert
These decorative hand painted Papier Machie boxes are crafted by hand by the finest artisans of Kashmir.This Khayyám collectible decorative box is tribute to mystic tribal people who live a nomadic life in deserts of Arabia. They develop a relation with the open skies and starry nights and live a life of modest means but full of content.
Beautifully crafted and expertly hand painted by the finest artisan, this decorative box would made an exceptional present. Lively colors are used in this gift box to create imagery of fantasy, heaven and divine.
Dimensions: 6′ x 9′ (15.24 cms x 22.86 cms)
This Papier or Paper Mache box is the finest and highest form of Papier Mache art, which is very rarely done nowadays. Only the finest Papier Mache artisans indulge in creating such intricate art as it needs absolute dedication, skill, finesse and above all lot of time to complete such ornate object.
It’s hard to believe that these pieces begin as molded paper pulp. While the basic shape comes from a mold, the last layer before painting is freshly applied, and sculpted (or embosses) by hand. After passing through the hands of several artisans and craftsmen, each specializing in a specific layer of process, an object of exquisite beauty comes to life. These artisans have inherited the essential skills and aesthetic intelligence that it takes to fashion this art.
Papier Maché (Paper Mache) is a delicate decorative art which shows the artistic zeal of a craftsman. The embossed paper mache decorative art has simply transformed the traditional craft and taken it to new glory. In embossed paper mache after the form of an object is created by using regular paper mache process. Instead of directly starting the hand painting process, the artisans have to first emboss painting like courtroom or royal court scenes by carving each figure and objects by chiseling using fine traditional tools by hand. The fine carving gives life like form to each object and recreates the courtroom drama in 3d. Various story like scenes are created through out body of the elephant. You can best view these scenes by enlarging the pictures (Click on the top left icon on the images to view full scale images). This art was introduced in Kashmir in the 15th Century by a Kashmiri Prince who spent years in prison at Samarkand in Central Asia. The art born in the land of Persia was highly favored by Mughal Emperors of 15th and 16th Century.
Papier Maché Collectible box Omar Khayyám
These decorative hand painted Papier Machie boxes are crafted by hand by the finest artisans of Kashmir.The Omar Khayyám collectible decorative box is tribute to the one of the greatest persian polymath, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet.He also wrote treatises on mechanics,geography, mineralogy, music, and Islamic theologymughal emperors.This decorative box is inspired from the famous rubaiyat (quatrains) of the legend:
“Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
Dimensions: 6′ x 9′(15.24 cms x 22.86 cms)
Papier Maché Collectible box Shah Jahan
These decorative hand painted Papier Machie boxes are crafted by hand by the finest artisans of Kashmir. The Shah Jahan collectibe box is tribute to the one of the greatest mughal emperors.In this gift box Shah Jahan is shown to be seated on The Peacock Throne (Takht-e Tavus), which is a famous golden throne that was originally built for the him in the early 17th century. The throne was subsequently captured and taken as a war trophy by the Persian ruler Nader Shahin 1739. The throne is now believed to be lost.This unique collectible box is expertly crafted and beautiful grey hues and tones are used to create a one of a kind gift box. This collectible box would make a memorable present for someone who appreciates arts and crafts and loves rich Indian history.
Dimensions: 6′ x 9′(15.24 cms x 22.86 cms)
Papier Maché Mughal Court Vase 27″H
This lovely vase is 27′ tall and brass lined so that it can be used for real floral arrangements or just as an accent piece. Frolicking hinds on a yellow desert floor form the background motif. Superimposed over the background are circles containing royal scenes from the Mughal Dynasty. Pinks, greens, browns, varying shades of blues and greens, with delicate gold shading have been handpainted onto this highly appealing jardiniere.
It’s hard to believe these pieces began as molded paper pulp. While the basic shape comes from a mold, the last layer before painting is applied fresh to strengthen and smooth the surface. After passing through the hands of several artists and craftsmen, each specializing in a specific layer of the process, an object of exquisite beauty comes to life. These artisans have inherited the essential skills and aesthetic intelligence that it takes to fashion this art.