Pink Kathak Wall Hanging

Patch Work, India

This striking example of wall art is a magenta pink swath of colour, nine feet height and eight feet wide. A graceful Kathak dance pose, wrought out of embroidery patches in several shades of green, adorns the centre of this wall hanging. A fine example of patchworking, an art form that originated in Rajasthan. It started out as an attempt at increasing the life of clothes, as people would patch the worn-out parts. Later, it developed into a technique 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 ...

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    Anatomy of the Product

    Length: 113
    Width: 95
    Height: 2.5
    Craft : Patch Work
    Colour : Multi Coloured
    Placement : Wall

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