Clutch in Kashmiri Paper Mache by Riyaz Khan


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Size : Small
Dimensions : H- 5(in) | W- 8(in)
Medium : Lead free colours on Paper Mache

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This beautifully crafted Kashmiri paper mache clutch by Riyaz Khan showcases a vibrant forest scene. The rectangular clutch is vividly decorated with intricate details, depicting birds resting on branches. The tree is adorned with small red berries and flowers, surrounded by lush green leaves. The birds, painted in various colors, add a lively touch to the scene. The entire clutch is coated with a b;ue finish, providing a stunning backdrop for the detailed artwork of branches and birds. The use of bright and contrasting colors against the background creates a striking and aesthetically pleasing effect. Each element, from the delicate berries to the colorful birds, is meticulously painted, reflecting the artist's skill and attention to detail. Riyaz Khan's craftsmanship brings out the essence of traditional Kashmiri art, blending it seamlessly with a modern accessory design. This clutch not only serves as a functional item but also as a piece of art, making it a perfect addition to any collection. It embodies the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir while offering a unique and stylish accessory for contemporary use. This piece is a testament to the timeless beauty and intricate artistry of Kashmiri paper mache.


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Riyaz

Riyaz Ahmed, born in Srinagar, Kashmir, in 1972, is a renowned Kashmiri paper mache artist who has mastered the art of working with recycled paper. With a deep passion for his craft, Riyaz's sculptures intricately portray traditional Kashmiri costumes, jewelry, and architecture, as well as mythical creatures from Kashmiri folklore.

For Riyaz, art is not just a creative expression, but also a source of peace ("Sukoon"). His sculptures reflect the natural beauty of Kashmir, painted with vibrant colors that breathe life into his creations. Through his work, Riyaz seeks to preserve and promote the rich culture and history of Kashmir, inspired by the influence of Mughal miniature painters and the Islamic art tradition.

Beyond his artistic endeavors, Riyaz is also a philosopher who advocates for unity and rejects the establishment of differences. He also discusses the futility of establishing differences, citing a Bengali incident from his stay in Kolkata. 'Sabka jawab, Howrah jaana hai janab, sabse poocho kidhar jaana hai.' 'Ab koi plane se ja raha hai, koi car se, koi train se, aur koi chal ke- par pahunchenge, sabhi Howrah hi na!' (When you ask anyone where you want to go, they all respond Howrah. Someone is flying, someone is driving, someone is taking the train, and someone is walking, but they are all headed to the same spot! For him, this incident symbolizes the futility of divisions in society.

Riyaz's talent has earned him international recognition, with his sculptures being exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Notably, he has received accolades like the National Award for Excellence in Folk Art from the Government of India, the Award of Merit from the World Crafts Council, and a Special Mention from the Prince Claus Fund.

As an artist and part philosopher, Riyaz Ahmed's work stands as a tribute to the beauty and heritage of Kashmir, leaving an indelible mark on the art world and inspiring young artists in his homeland and beyond.




Kashmir Paper Mache


Brought from Samarkand to Kashmir by a Kashmiri Prince, the Persian art form of Paper Mache has evolved to new heights in Kashmir



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