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Kanguras Bagru


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:

Another block print technique originating in Rajasthan is called Bagru print because it flourished in a small town called Bagru. Dyes are stamped on textile with hand carved wooden motifs in various colors. The local artisans were called Chippas (Chi meaning to dye and pa meaning to leaving something to bask in the sun). The part of the town is still called the Chippa Moholla (quarters) where the printing is carried out.


Kanguras represents a triangular turret on forts in Hindi. Indigo dye is widely used in the Bagru technique of Block Printing, mostly done on cottons.


Obligatory Notes: 

  • Due to differences in monitor screens, color may appear slightly different in person than on screen.
  • Hanging hardware is 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.

Kanguras Bagru

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