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Yellow Paper Mache Multipurpose Container

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  • Dimensions :7.5 x 4"
  • Color :Yellow
  • Craft :Paper Mache
  • Care :Clean With Soft Cloth
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  • KBCODE: KB4316
  • Time To Make : 15-20 Days
  • Availability: Ships Internationally
  • COD: Available For this Product
  • Brand: SFM
A multipurpose container which makes a wondrous candle stand, a big dry fruit holder and a gorgeous decorative flower vase, all at your wish. The container is done in the vivid colors of Kashmiri paper mache, the subtle yellow base playing home to blooming poppy flowers and leaves thereof. The container comes with a steel lid has been hand crafted in the sheer brilliance of Paper Mache, with each little motif being the result of meticululous and skillful work of master artisans from the Valley of Kashmir. Use it as you please and let it make a souvenir of Kashmir for your lovely abode.About Paper MacheThe papier-mâché technique of using paper pulp for making decorative objects was first adopted in Kashmir in the 15th century by King Zain-ul-Abidin who brought with him skilled craftsman in the art. It is based primarily on paper pulp, and is a richly decorated, colorful artifact; generally in the form of vases, bowls, or cups (with and without metal rims), boxes, trays, bases of lamps, and many other small objects. These craftsmen used hand-made paper pulp from Iran, Central Asia. It is also said that the prince had been imprisoned in Samarkand in Central-Asia for many years. Earlier practice was to draw colorful paintings on wood on household furniture such as ceilings, bedsteads, doors and windows, palanquins and so forth. Internally this art form was called, kar-i-qulamdan as it was made as pen holders and a few other personal trinkets. To encourage this art form to proliferate, the Government of Kashmir has included papier-mâché as a curriculum subject in schools.
SFM, pioneered by Syed Farooq Madni, is a renowned brand in the world of Kashmiri Papier Mache which is known for the merger of new and unique ideas with the ancient techniques of craft. The brand is known to specialize in designs like Hazaara (A Thousand Flowers), Mughal Durbars and more and paints them over exquisite clutches, containers and more.
Paper Mache is a delicate decorative art, born in Persia and brought to Kashmir by a Prince who spent years in a prison at Samarkand in Central Asia. The surroundings harnessed the creativity and romance for this art and finally Paper Mache took its roots in the simple homes and thus— a new art form was born. Paper Mache became the folk art of Kashmir; passing down from father to son, from generation to generation. Paper Mache involves two main steps: ‘Sakhtsazi’ is the actual production of the item and ‘Naqashi’ is when the item is painted with any number of motifs.