Exquisite silk white crane with lavender purple feathers hand embroidered on black velvet by skilled master artisans in Agra, India, in the zardozi tradition. It is rendered in 3D, outlined in metallic gold colored threads, and embellished with semi precious stones. Extraordinary gift for anyone who loves cranes, birds, flowers or embroidery. It is certain to become a modern heirloom. Note the meticulous detail and craftsmanship - the expert design, the realistic and natural pose of the crane, the detail of feathers, even the look in the eye, the wonderful splay of grass. The colors glow and look fresh and vibrant! Truly a work of art!
Wall mount it, or use it as a unique lid on a memory box or photo album or wedding 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
- bird is in 3D, raised with layers of silk floss
- 2 3/4" luxurious and ornate embroidered blue velvet border with carnelian cabochon beads sewn in. The border gives it a vintage, antique look
- dimensions 23" x 13"1/4" x 1/4"
- mounted on wood
- lightweight, 1 lb 8 oz.
This will be treasured by who ever owns it!
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