Applique work is a famous art form of Pipli town in Odisha, India. Having passed on through generations, since about 850 years, this art form has continued and the process of making the art and handicrafts have remained unchanged even today. Originally, a temple art, coloured cloth is cut and folded in different shapes like leaves, flowers, animals and other motifs and stitched in the piece of cloth. The most common and simple design is this lamp shade among many others adorned with small mirrors, giving an exquisite look to the fabric. At the border of the cloth is a simple thread design made as embroidery.
Note: This lamp shades can be customized and produced in mass as well
|1.2ft x 8 inches
Lord Buddha is considered as an apt representation of the beauty in generosity, the importance of simplicity and equality, and most importantly, the serene bliss in renunciation. Buddha taught the world several forms of meditation, each designed to help his followers overcome a particular problem or achieve a more evolved, higher psychological and mental state. This exquisite sandstone sculpture captures Buddha in the Abhaya Mudra, representing protection, fearlessness and the dispelling of fears. Sculpted with pure elegance, the larger Buddha is depicted with his eyes closed, lost in thought, while the soft carving perfectly captures the bliss and serenity of a great mind at one with the universe. The exquisitely carved base also pays tribute to tales from the Buddha's teachings, thus, allowing the true art connoisseur to welcome all the teachings of the Buddha in one, magnificent master-piece. Hardy and durable, this beautiful sandstone sculpture is designed to spread peace, harmony and protection throughout the home and makes a perfect addition to your living room or entry way decor.
In all its grandeur, this can be custom made. That is, hand crafted exclusively for you, either in stone or wood and in a size of your choice to suit your needs.
This lamp shade is among the most popular products of the artisans of Pipili, in Puri district in the Indian state of Odisha. The town is famous for designing beautiful applique handicrafts which comes to shape through fabric based patchwork. Applique is a technique that basically cuts up various coloured fabrics which are then sewn on to the surface of another foundation fabric. It has now developed into a needlework technique in which smaller pieces of fabric, materials like small mirrors and other forms of embroidery are sewn onto a bigger piece of cloth to create designs and patterns. Other artistic delights from the town include banners, canopies, umbrellas, animal puppets, wall hangings, covers for shrines, parasols, bags, pouches, and cushion covers. These crafts are mostly inherited, coming down from family to family.
The love story of Radha and Krishna is an oft-repeated and much loved part of the Hindu mythos. The story of two people, transcending time, space and other distinctions, their love is considered the blissful form of divine regality. Radha is acknowledged as the Supreme Goddess for the sway she has over Krishna, while Krishna is known as the Supreme being in the universe. This adroitly carved statue depicts the love and celebrates the union of two souls united in the consciousness of their devotees across the world. .