Utilising scraps of assorted fabrics, this astonishing wall hanging glitters with bead and sequin decoration with turquoise, sea green and mauve hues predominate. The hanging is neatly backed with a bright turquoise fabric. The hanging is neatly backed with a deep hyacinth blue fabric, which compliments the patchwork pieces and comes with loops on the reverse, allowing for easy hanging from a pole. The loops are arranged on all four sides; allowing for vertical or horizontal hanging.
These wall hangings are beautiful examples of Rajasthani embroidery. Known to have been practised for at least 400 years, Gota embroidery is a technique that utilises applique work and metal threads to create a textured, highly embellished surface. Metallic thread is incorporated into the weaving process; threads are also tightly coiled and hammered into moulds to create decorative trimmings. Gota work was traditionally used to decorate textiles for temples, royal palaces and in the manufacture of formal court costumes. The embroidery workshops of Jaipur practised the highest forms of this art; using only pure gold and silver threads, often incorporating precious stones and pearls. This made the pieces extraordinarily expensive to buy and costumes so heavy they were almost impossible to wear! Although the princely kingdoms and court life of India has long gone, Gota work is still highly prized and modern-day materials, synthetic dyes and coloured threads manufactured from base metals now makes them far more affordable.
Our wall hangings incorporate pieces of fabric from various sources; often using offcuts from sari workshops and antique scraps salvaged from older pieces which are carefully patchworked together. Embellishments in the form of over-embroidery, beading, sequins and mirror work are then added. Some fabric scraps are genuinely old antique salvage pieces, therefore a few loose threads or beading is to be expected. Handle with care and keep out of direct sunlight please follow our care instructions.
They are made using a combination of machine and hand stitched work and are fairly traded and imported by us from a reputable supplier. Each piece is unique - no two wall hangings are ever the same.
Care instructions: Gently use a soft-bristled brush to remove dust particles do not vacuum. Do not wash. Specialist dry cleaning recommended. Old fabrics were manufactured using vegetable dyes and inks which may fade if placed in strong light. Hang away from direct sunlight a north or east aspect is preferable.
Sourced directly by Present Company to our ethical values. Every piece is different and utterly unique. So yours may vary from the images shown!
Dimensions: W150 x H100 x D1cm