This is a beautiful, handmade shawl/scarf, you might choose to use it as a runner or home decor... the material is cotton and is hand painted using the traditional Persian method of Ghalamkar. The piece is brand new and was bought from the famous Bazar of Esfehan, Iran.
- Material: Cotton
- Size: 60 cm x 150 cm
- Delivery: Free delivery (or you can pick up in Wellington)
- Payment Method: NZ Bank transfer or cash
More about the product:
A contemporary print in traditional hand block print which goes back thousands of years.
Ghalamkar fabric is a type of Textile printing, patterned Iranian Fabric. The fabric is printed using patterned wooden stamps. The stamps are mostly made of pear wood which has better flexibility and density for carving and long-standing utility. In this workshop, there are hundreds of different patterns consisting of arabesque designs, flora and fauna designs, geometric designs, pre-Islamic designs, hunting scenes, polo games, Persian poems, Armenian and Hebrew inscriptions. Ghalamkar is also known as Kalamkari in India which basically is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile. Esfahan is one of the most important producing cities throughout the world. It also called; Qalamkar which means rendered with pen and ink that initially produced in the same method.
A tapestry may be stamped depending on its density and size, between hundreds and tens of thousands of times. For instance, a six-person table-cloth (2 meters by 1.4 meters) should be stamped about 580 times in a normal work, while with the same size up to 4000 times in an elegant work.