Kani shawl is one of the oldest handicrafts of Kashmir, since the time of mughals. These shawls are woven in Pashmina yarn. It is one of the costliest weavings that can be traced back to 3000 B.C; the intricacy of workmanship and the amount of labour required to create a single masterpiece is worth spending on.
One visible on this page is woven in extreme sincerity with multicolor flowers and paisleys all over and a thick vertical line border surrounds it. Whether for men or women, this unique masterpiece from Amritsar is made on Cashmere wool, obtained from Cashmere goat or Pashmina goat and represents a symbol of luxury and royalty.
Its varied dark and light shades highlight the woven patterns in equal richness, uniqueness and luxury. Kani shawls are identified by their geographical indications woven on it, as shown here, weaving of flowers and paisleys is symbolic of Kashmir’s colorful valleys and gardens; these shawls can be readily available in their original form in Amritsar as well.
The maidens standing underneath it are making slow, drawling conversation with each other. They are dressed in traditional embroidered lehengas, their long veils reaching all the way down to their ankles. Their sonorous bangles clink at their wrists as the waters pour forth from their pots into the flowering shrubs growing in painted clay pots. From their long black hair and those large, deep eyes, clearly the human silhouette is a rudimental one in traditional Madhubani art.
In fact, the gracious colour of gold predominates this work of art. Pale shapeless leaves are superimposed all over the pristine body of sculpted marble. Ample proportions of the metallic colour are to be found in the richly patterned panels of the neck and the body of the vase. The neck features bits of floral shrubbery and symmetrically arranged petals in a palette of gold and crimson, a regal combination of colours. Hints of lustrous silver stone-work add to the appeal of those panels.
While a similar panel is to be found towards the bottom of the vase’s body, its middle is superimposed with an ornate arrangement of gigantic crimson leaf on which rest delicate petals in contrasting jewel tones. The same is surrounded by a profusion of gold-and-jewel leaves, amidst which roost a pair of peacocks with plumage the colour of gleaming emeralds and rubies and bodies glittering like sapphires.
Kashmir is a remarkable beauty of its culture and traditions, also marked by colorful variety of flora; its dresses depict the heavenly beauty in their weave in varied forms and kinds. The long jacket shown on this page is woven by expert artisans of Kashmir in an exquisite combination of sterling silver and royal purple. The pure silk textile is created with self-slugged texture all over enhancing its tactile look and feel. Long jackets are one of the trademark luxuries of Kashmir, owning such a kind is a keen want of every fashionista out there. Its rich look and closure, gives a sense of warmth and elegance to the wearer and can be clubbed with jeans, jeggings or leggings.
Ari embroidery gains its starry importance from the Mughal times and continues to be one of the most popular form of embroidery; it is done by stretching the fabric over a wooden frame for neatness and accuracy. The sober embroidered flowers, paisleys and vines on this jacket beautify its look. Purple colored heavily embroidered band neck, long front border and the border at the hem of sleeves gives a rich contrast to silver fabric. It is a front open jacket having purple cloth buttons in the centre. This jacket can be worn on any get together with friends and family at any time of season. Grab this masterpiece before its gone!
The wife of Lord Trayambaka is clad in a deep scarlet-coloured saree. The peet-coloured (amber-coloured) blouse that She wears serves to reveal rather than conceal the feminine, life-giving proportions of Her torso. Over a head of gorgeous black hair is lain over the gold-bordered endpiece of Her saree. Her face framed by hoops of gold, She gazes ahead with wisdom and compassion writ large on Her face.
A woman’s personality is enhanced by her stylish jewels and the way she carries it. It is not just the design that matters but also its elegance, style and decency play a huge role in defining its beauty. Exotic India provides you here with such a kind of exclusive triangular pendant filled up with precious gemstone and a distinctive styled silver filigree forms a two layered spiral border around the gemstone.
Not just the main, even the small top knob is designed in a beautiful manner. We feel ecstatic to provide you with an ample variety of such a kind to choose from; available in four different types- the shiny blend of light blue and white forms the soothing one, magical Labradorite gemstone popular for its quality of labradorescence creates a dazzling effect by the indecent play of colors, light rose quartz in pink fosters loving relationships and restores trust and harmony, lastly we have the dual shaded Tiger Eye, used as a substitute for Ruby and helps release fear and anxiety. It is found in a glossy yellow-golden color in silky lustre.
Available in all unique dark and light shades, this stylized pendant can be matched with an elegant piece of saree, suit or a floor length gown.
"Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha"
This chant is used at the beginning of a new venture, to clear the path of obstacles and to invoke Lord Ganesha, the deity of obstacles and good fortune; he is the lord of everyman and a symbolism of protection and power who safeguards us from life’s difficulties. This large Ganesha sculpture is carved in a unique and bright orange color symbolizing creativity, emotional balance, harmony and good health. The royal lustre and glow of this wooden sculpture highlighted by a blend of gold, red and orange shades captivates the eyes of the viewer.
Ganesha perches here in lalitasana on a multi-layered colorful lotus throne placed on a heighted triple layered pedestal of a distinctive shape and the brown colored mooshak (Ganesha’s vahana) sits in obeisance to its Lord. Ganapati is garbed here in an ankle length golden dhoti carved in beautiful horizontal closely etched creases and a kamarband hidden beneath his paunchy belly that has its green ends visible on the sides; the rich jewels (necklaces, bracelets, armlets and anklets) that adorn his body beautify his personality; a long lotus necklace veils his body giving a touch of royalty.
Chaturbhuja holds a mango and his broken tusk in the anterior hands and posterior hands hold the weapons that help to clear obstacles and pave the way for new beginnings; the large flappy ears are decorated with a sun shaped tattoo and yellow dots all around. The jeweled trunk is striated intensely and decorated with an om symbol and folds towards the left in Vamamukhi pose signifying peacefulness and blissfulness. The realistic expression of his eyes and the flower haloed intensely chiseled crown glorifies his aura. Another unique aspect of this statue is the beautifully tattooed back of Lord Ganesha.
kanjivaram sarees have dominated the world of South Indian saris since ages and are a popular attire among women across the globe because of its shiny, smooth and durable fabric. They originated from a town called Kanchipuram in Chennai, hence are also called Kanchipuram saris. These saris are woven from pure mulberry silk thread that comes from South India and the zari borders and designs come from Gujarat. The one shown here is a masterpiece of its kind, handpicked by our expert team from the selected lots. This sari is woven in a royal black and red combination making it an elegant wear in various occasions and festivities.
The border color and design are generally different from the body, like the one here has a plain and soft caviar black body complemented by a lustrous red zari border and pallu. The border and pallu of Kanjivaram silks are woven separately and then delicately interlocked with the sari in a strong stitch; they form the highlight of a kanjivaram silk with the border designed here in a zari thread in temple style and pallu decorated with elephant layers at the top followed by a mesh of flowers and paisleys. Owning a kanjivaram is a symbol of luxury and a must have variety in the wardrobe.
Note the balance of ferocity and serenity in the Deviroopa. The trishool in Her right anteriormost hand is piercing into Mahishasura’s flesh, while with one foot She is pushing Him down. From the angle of Her torso to Her hips, She is clearly putting Her entire weight and strength on His vanquished body. Yet Her composure of countenance is one of calm and maternal benevolence - from those large, long-lashed eyes to the lotus-like mouth, complete with traditional bindi and nosering shringar. The lifelike fiery halo and the sliver of the moon are indicative of Her husband’s perennial presence around Her. From Her unusual complexion to the severed heads dangling from Her torso, there is a hint of Devi Kali in this Devi Durga painting.
The demon’s vahana, the dark grey buffalo, lies helplessly beneath its master with the head severed. Note how the victorious simha’s tail flourishes in the air.
A stylized accessory always enhances the personality of a woman. The one we are talking about here is an example of the same, made of a solid copper alloy and inspired by the traditional Meenakari design. Its contemporary pattern is amalgamated with traditional roots of Meenakari, forming the most distinctive element in these earrings.
The craftsmen have adopted a pattern that suits best with all kinds of attires of an ethnic suit, saree, lehenga or a trending western outfit. The large hoop at the bottom is supported by the smaller circle on top, attached with solid hooks and colored in a vibrant pink, decorated by the creative copper mesh pattern.
These earrings are an easy-to-go piece of art, as apart from being a double layered one, it is feather weight and has a smooth touch. Exotic India provides you with an assured handpicked collection of jewels of superfine quality and unique patterns, so grab these before they run out!
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