Exquisite Unique Rajastani Wallhanging. Hand-crafted, recycled.Hand-crafted, recycled. Each panel is a work of art in itself. Must be seen.
Availability: In stock
Brand: Wonkey Donkey Bazaar
Exquisite Unique Rajastani Wall-hanging. Hand-crafted, recycled.
Hand-crafted, recycled. Each panel is a work of art in itself. Must be seen. A work of art to grace any home and wall. Various colours available.
Rajastani Wall Hanging with embroidery and mirror detail, measures 147 cm x 99 cm.
Please note that if a particular colour is out of stock and is ordered then a replacement colour will be sent.
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• TEXTILE TRADITIONS
Throughout history, India has been pre-eminent as a producer of fine textiles and has strong traditions in the making, dyeing, printing and embroidering of cloth. Indeed, it can be ascertained that embroidery existed in India perhaps as early as 3,000 BC, as there are references to it in Vedic literature and diaries , and evidence on artefacts.
Colour and exuberant patterns in surface-design are to be found everywhere in India. A variety of surface decorative techniques produce the complex patterns seen on many Indian textiles. Techniques include block-printing; the application of pigments via intricately hand-carved wooden blocks, very fine tie-dyeing; and embroidery. Fabrics are enriched with a multitude of designs, figures, animals, and Gods, reflecting the vitality of the Indian people, their environment, and the social, cultural and political influences affecting their lives.
Characteristic embroidery from north-western India is shisha embroidery, in which tiny hand-blown mirrors are attached to clothing, canopies and other items.