Dreamy Flights: Exquisite Colorful Paper Mache Birds of Paradise Kashmiri Naqashi Wall Plates by Riyaz Khan

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Dimensions : 14 inch diameter
Medium : Lead free colours on Paper Mache

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Adorn Your Space with the Beauty of Nature and Finesse!

Let the enchanting allure of these Colorful Paper Mache Birds of Paradise Kashmiri Naqashi Wall Plates transport you to a realm where nature reigns supreme. Inspired by the ethereal beauty of the exotic Birds of Paradise, the artist's brush strokes skillfully capture their vivid plumage and delicate grace. Marvel at the symphony of hues, from velvety maroons and vibrant blues to soothing greens and pinks, meticulously hand-painted to perfection. The timeless allure of this artwork, the intricate artistry and the captivating storytelling of the Kashmiri Naqashi tradition are passed down through generations. Each 14-inch diameter plate is perfectly handcrafted by skilled artisans, showcasing a fusion of rich colors and mesmerizing patterns that illuminate any space. The art of Kashmiri Naqashi is a testament to the region's rich cultural heritage and embodies a beautiful amalgamation of Persian and Mughal influences, with a dash of local aesthetics. Delicate floral motifs, reminiscent of the scenic Kashmiri landscapes, intertwine with geometric patterns, creating a harmonious balance between nature and art.

Hang them individually or create a stunning gallery wall to make a bold statement that reflects your discerning taste and appreciation for artistic masterpieces.

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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

Product Details

Dreamy Flights: Exquisite Colorful Paper Mache Birds of Paradise Kashmiri Naqashi Wall Plates by Riyaz Khan
Riyaz Khan
Art Style
Kashmir Paper Mache
Lead free colours
14 in(H) X 14 in(W)
Blue, Multicoloured, Yellow, Orange
Country of Origin
Jammu and Kashmir, India
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