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Popat Paithani


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:

The Legacy of Paithani weave is at least a thousand year old, if not more! Born in the small village of Paithan in the state of Maharahstra, this weaving technique used to involve pure gold and copper thin threads. Even now, the glittery gold silk threads remain (though they have been replaced with gold plated silver) as an important element and the colorful sarees are often worn by Maharashtrian brides. 


Popat means Parrot in Hindi. Paithani sarees have huge borders and ends (called pallu) that most times have bird and floral depictions. 



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.

Popat Paithani

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