Iconic Birds of Paradise hand embroidered silk tapestry on black velvet, a masterpiece of artistry, composition and craftsmanship. This is a signature, limited edition piece, as it takes master zardozi artisans over one year to complete.
Eight birds, vibrant and unique, are hidden amongst the foliage. They are arranged so as to keep your eye moving through the tapestry. These are special birds that exist only in the imagination of the artist, who made the blueprint for this tapestry over a half century ago. Look how alert and curious they are!
The birds are realistically rendered in 3D by a labor intensive technique of embroidering over layers and layers of underlying floss. Very few embroiderers are accomplished in this specialized technique. And silk perfectly captures the soft sheen of their feathers. You find yourself instinctively reaching out and wanting to touch their soft feathers.
Note the direction of the light, from one side of the tapestry, playing off the realistic leaves and the extraordinary, vibrant, bright red/orange color of the flowers, a perfect complement to the cooler blues and greens of the birds. The color of the flowers is one of the outstanding characteristics of this piece. Note the tiny French knots in the center of each flower.
Wanting to impress? Looking for a "stop-them-in-their-tracks" piece of art for your home or business? This piece makes an unforgettable boardroom or business lobby piece. People cannot walk by without stopping to admire this piece and they spend time studying it in greater detail. They are mesmerized by the intricate details.
Expertly framed in a shadow box frame, under acrylic. In the photos you see the reflection of the camera, due to the acrylic.
Zardozi is from the Persian and means "gold thread". It is an elaborate art of multidimensional embroidery using gold and silver threads and precious and semi precious stones to create an opulent 3D effect. Zardozi was introduced into India in the early 16th century and was used mainly to adorn the robes and household items of the royal families.
Own a beautiful and unique work of art! This is such a satisfying piece. You will admire this piece every day and never tire of it! A thing of beauty is a joy to behold.
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