Paper Mache Bird Ornament GREEN
Fair Trade KASHMIR / INDIA
about 4 inches long
Several layers of papier mache are laid on a mold and then the resulting shell is hand painted. Each layer must dry before the next can be applied, no simple feat in a country where monsoons and floods make it nearly impossible to find air that is not filled with moisture.
It can be days or weeks before an artist can paint the elaborate design and the tassel cord applied, the final steps in producing a piece touched by many hands
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