Honeycomb Tessellated Art

Sanjhi Work,



Sanjhi, a word derived from 'Sandhya' which means dusk, is an art form that originated in the Mathura region of Uttar Pradesh. It involves the use of a pair of scissors for cutting stencil shapes and using them in creating recurring patterns. This piece is a prime example of geometric art, since it can either be a triangular motif or a hexagonal one, depending on how your visual sense decomposes the pattern.

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This craft, which involves the cutting of an intricate stencil has motifs ranging from depicting scenes from the life of Lord Krishna to creating a rangoli or floor decoration to modern cotemporary patterns.

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    The art depicts Indian mythological stories in numerous forms, with predominant focus on Krishna?s Leela. Motifs created are taken inspiration from the folklores of Krishna and stories from Krishnaleela.The desired designs are cut using a cutting tool directly on the paper.Nowadays, the stencils are put up as wall arts. Hence, having cut the paper, it is framed in glass to increase the commercial use as well increase the longevity....

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    Length: 32.5
    Width: 1.5
    Height: 41.5
    Type of Material:Paper

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