Exquisite hawk hand embroidered on black velvet, by skilled master artisans in Agra, India, in the zardozi tradition. Note the gorgeous plumage and the natural, realistic posture of the hawk. He has noticed something below him and he is on alert. He is 3D, built up with layers of silk floss, further adding to the realistic rendering. The artist has truly captured the hawk's personality. Note the meticulous detail and craftsmanship - the red around the eye, the shading of the feathers, the vibrant silk colors, the harmonious color palette. Extraordinary gift for a hawk 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
- rich 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
- Hawk and the tree branch are 3D, raised to 1/4" with silk floss
- mounted on a white foam board
- back ribbon for hanging.
- lightweight, 1 lb 1 oz.
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