Antlered Deer Wall Art

Patch Work,



This bust of an antlered deer created using rust and earth coloured swatches of embroidered cloth against a dark puce background is a prime example of the technique of patchworking that originated in Rajasthan. As clothes got worn out from use, people figured out that adding patches added life to the clothes. They would pick spare pieces of cloth from the local tailors to do this, until the artistic value of the technique became apparent and it evolved into an art form in its own right.

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Initially this craft was only made for weddings as a symbol of good luck and wealth but gradually people took this up as a craft form in its own. Developments in the craft witnessed the making of wall art pieces and other modern products.

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    Process of Making

    A cotton fabric is pasted with the help of atta glue on the floor. The cloth is properly stretched and pasted in order to avoid any sort of creases. The designs are then traced using a tracing wheel and carbon paper. This done only when the patches are to be pasted in a specific manner. They are also done when specific surface ornamentation or embellishment is done on the product apart from just putting patches together. The patches are then pasted in the required order and design. Mostly large ...

  • Anatomy of the Product

    Process of Making

    Anatomy of the Product

    Length: 81
    Width: 55.5
    Height: 2
    Type of Material:Patches of embellished fabric
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