Exquisite bright green silk parrot, hand embroidered by dedicated master artisans in Agra, India, in the zardozi tradition. Gorgeous detailed plumage. Such personality - look at his friendly curious gaze, at his wonderful eye, and at his natural, realistic posture. He is in 3D, built up by layers of silk floss, adding to the illusion that he is real. You want to touch his head and stroke his fluffy feathers! Note the meticulous detail and craftsmanship - the shading of the feathers, the vibrant silk colors, the harmonious color palette. Extraordinary gift for a parrot lover or bird lover, or for anyone who loves and appreciates embroidery. It is certain to become a modern heirloom.
Wall mount it, or use it as a lid on a memory box or photo album.
Zardozi is from the Persian and means "gold thread" . It is an elaborate and opulent art of multidimensional embroidery using gold and silver threads and embellished with precious and semi precious stones to create a 3D effect. Zardozi had its origins in Persia and was introduced into India by the ruling Mughals in the early 16th century. It was used mainly to adorn the robes of the royal families. The city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, was the seat of the Mughal Empire and it remains a center for traditional handicrafts that had flourished under the Mughal patronage
- lush black velvet background
- luminous silk and metallic thread embroidery
- embellished with genuine semi precious stones.
- dimensions 16" x 13" x 1/4 " including a 2 in black mat border
- Parrot and the tree branch are 3D, raised 1/4" with underlying layers of silk floss
- mounted on a white foam board
- back ribbon for hanging.
- lightweight, 1 lb 1 oz.
Own a work of art!
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