Floral painted Kashmiri Samovar - Papier Mache

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Papier Mache

Translating to "self brewer", a Samovar is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in Russia. With Persia's famous adaptation of this magical form in folklore, the influence has rapidly spread to different parts of the world. In Kashmir, the brilliant local artisans have adopted the Persian art of transforming paper pulp into handicrafts known as Papier Mache. This Samovar is one such exceptional example from the style.

Rs. 1,200.00

This decorative Samovar showpiece is crafted from Papier Mache and handpainted in bright floral design with great detailing. It's a great showpiece for decorative purpose. 

Translating to "self brewer", a Samovar is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in Russia. With Persia's famous adaptation of this magical form in folklore, the influence has rapidly spread to different parts of the world. In Kashmir, the brilliant local artisans have adopted the Persian art of transforming paper pulp into handicrafts known as Papier Mache. This Samovar is one such exceptional example from the style.

Intricate floral patterns grace every inch of the sculpted Samovar. As always, the artisans of Papier Mache do not fail to translate their passion for handicraft into this masterpiece. The 'Gold-on-black' style of painting is globally revered for being Kashmir's signature adaptation of Persia's Papier Mache. With a brilliant show of overlapping flowers, the artisan uses the Hazaarposh colour palette, meaning a thousand flowers. Humanity is rapidly distancing itself from the gifts of nature, making the sight of fresh flowers and cool breezes a rarity. These artisans take their inspiration primarily from the vivid colours and patterns readily found in nature.

With utmost dedication, these makers redefine what it means to be artisans in the true sense of the word. With generous help, these craftsmen are starting to redeem their art in times of economic peril. Handicraft has a way to make one feel special, considering the hours of handiwork that goes into the making of every item. Both functional and aesthetically pleasing, this Samovar is an original work of art.