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Gulab Chikankari

 

Mundane Description of the Ornament:

An original gouache artwork painted on both sides of a 3" dia ceramic ornament. It comes varnished with 1 coat of Krylon Kamar spray varnish and 2 coats of Liquitex matt varnish to ensure protection from sunlight over time. The ornament comes with a matching, handmade velvet silk lace, bought from Fringe and Rose, a small business based in LA, California. The artwork is double sided and can be hung either way.

Artist's signature + Date on the side/bottom

 

An interesting glimpse into the Heritage:

Once done on muslin cloths, the art of Chikankaru embroidery gained its fame during the persion rule in India, around the 17th century. Originating in Lucknow, famously called as the City of Nawabs, this technique of embroidery adopts the shadow type method, and hence lighter colored fabrics are preferred, a lot of pastel colors in use.

 

Gulab means a Rose in Hindi. Laces with leaves and vines usually make up the neck and the sleeves of the outfit while floral motifs make the entirety of the piece with glittering zari (gold/copper) dots throughout.

 

Obligatory Notes: 

  • Due to differences in monitor screens, color may appear slightly different in person than on screen.
  • Hanging hardwares are not included. Comes with a matching lace to hang.
  • All artworks made are original in design and idea.
  • Please message or email in the case of any problems.

Gulab Chikankari

$75.00 Regular Price
$50.00Sale Price
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