Sequins and embroidered Wall Hanging. India's Vibrant Ethnic Wall Tapestry. Striking handmade fabric wall art. eEmbroidery and patchwork. From Artikrti
This handmade piece of work can be traced in terms of its roots to over a thousand years back- to the Banjara tribal women of Rajasthan in Western India, who in turn, are said to have been the descendants of the gypsies from Europe!
Nomadic in nature, their clothes and work reflected a certain free spirit in its choice of bright bold colors and a certain randomness in the choice of patterns, the material used and the workmanship- embroidery, mirror work, bead work, sequins, silk and linen thread motifs, ivory pieces, copper wire.
This Banjara wall hanging, 1000 years later, is a labor of love- exquisite workmanship, every finger-span. Predominantly a muted, elegant tone of beige, gold and pink, it has some intricate patterns in gold zari. A dramatic twist to the décor in your living room or family room or up-on-the-wall above the staircase or down on the floor as a rug below your center-table.
A great gift for a new home, a house-warming party or a newly wedded couple or for an anniversary or for just that moment of indulgence when you have that urge to give in to some extravaganza.
India’s textile & fabric traditions go down centuries- the talent of the craftsman and her dedication to her craft, passed on from one generation to another. A weave, a mix of colors, a design or a motif, a print, a piece of applique work- each a labor of love for the artisan, in giving birth to her creation.
Artikrti’s [meaning 'artistic creations'] mission is to take the fascinating kaleidoscope that is India and get the world outside to experience it. And add a stroke of beauty that’s different, to each woman’s life- to her personal beauty and her home.
Thank you for dropping by. In true Indian tradition, we hope your visit to Artikrti was a pleasurable one and we do hope to see you again in the future.
The fine print:
Measures 40” by 60” approx. [Weighs 3.8 lbs]
Handwoven fabrics tend to have a thread here or a thread there, which is sticking out or uneven. That is not deemed a defect. It is a mark of the painstakingly difficult art of creating a piece of work, purely by the handmade process. The same goes for complex embroidery, beadwork, mirror work and sequins work, where a bead or sequin may be missing or a tiny mirror's edge may be chipped. Again, not a defect please. That tiny slip of the hand will be so minute and will not take an atom away from the stunning beauty of the piece.
Only the wall hanging. Rod, hangers, plant not included.:)
Colors may vary from the digital photograph above