Kashmiri Christmas Baubles

Kashmiri Christmas Baubles

$8.50
Papier mache Christmas baubles, skilfully crafted and hand painted in fine detail by local Kashmiri artisans to produce a unique decoration.  Approximately 8cm diameter with gold hanging thread.
 
Papier-mâché art was introduced to Kashmir in the 15th Century by a Kashmiri Prince who had travelled through Persia. The creation of papier-mâché art involves two main steps: 'Sakhtsazi', the production of the item, and 'Nagashi', painting the surface of the item with traditional motifs. Themes of flowers and birds are popular features in Kashmiri designs.
  • Sold By: Christmas
  • Categories Christmas
  • Type: Christmas