Exquisite hand embroidered hummingbird, in the zardozi tradition, using silk, metallic gold colored threads, and genuine rubies! Extraordinary gift for anyone who loves and appreciates birds, or hummingbirds or embroidery. Makes a great gift for home. Expert design and craftsmanship. Truly a work of art!
The embroidery is so fine, it is done with a magnifying glass!
Wall mount it, or use it as a unique lid on a memory box or photo album or wedding album.
Realistic, natural looking hummingbird. Heavily embroidered border of silk flowers, each with a genuine carnelian cabochon sewn in. Lush, rich deep burgundy/maroon border.
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
- hand embroidered in silk by master artisans in Agra, India,
- bird is in 3D, raised by layers of silk floss
- metallic gold colored threads
- embellished with 29 large genuine ruby cabochons.
- white velvet background
- dimensions 18 1/4" x 21 1/4" x 1/4 " 2 in maroon burgundy velvet mat border, giving an antique or vintage look
- mounted on wood
- lightweight, 1 lb 1 oz.
Own a work of art!
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