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Putli Bomkai


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:

This weave orginates from a small town called Bomkai in the State of Orrisa, in the east of India. The weave, done with cotton and silk, has a modern design with a traditional tinge to it. The heavier the use of gold/copper silk threads, the richer the look. A broad border and an even broader pallu (the end) of a saree are all aethetics of a traditional Bomkai weave.


Putli means a doll in Hindi. Motifs of Bomkai are often inspirations from their mythological stories and has a tribal edge to them.


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.

Putli Bomkai

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