Handcrafted in India with a traditional papier-mâché technique, these beautiful hand-painted ornaments celebrate the season with whimsical designs. Each piece is a small piece of art.
- Set of 2 ornaments.
- Hand-painted designs, glossy finish.
- Measures approximately 3-inches in diameter.
- Hanging loop with tassel.
Story behind the Art:
The region of Uijain is renowned for its Papier Mache art. Papier Mache is an age-old art that has been passed down from father to son for generations. The skills to master the craft take years to learn, so children are often taught from an early age. More recently, women have bene allowed to learn the craft and participate in production which has been a big milestone. Papier Mache art is a multi-step process that culminate with an artist hand-painting the intricate scenes and designs.
Meet The Artisans
|India has always been renowned for its rich silk fabrics, woodcarvings and carpets. However, many of these products are produced in conditions of abject poverty for the craftsmen, exploited by large producers and moneylenders. Asha Handicrafts is a not-for-profit making body, based in Mumbai, India, working to promote Fair Trade and Fair Trade practices. As a member organisation of theThe World Fair Trade Organization , Asha Handicrafts ensures that the benefits of handicraft production reach the craftspeople themselves.