Exquisite bird tapestry wall art, a brown hawk on a tree branch expertly hand embroidered in glowing silk on black velvet, by master artisans in the zardozi tradition.
Captivating from a distance, but even more intriguing and mesmerizing close up, where you become lost in amazement at all the intricate details.
The bird and the tree branch are realistically rendered in 3D by a labor intensive technique of embroidering over layers and layers of underlying floss. Very few embroiderers are accomplished in this specialized technique.
Silk perfectly captures the soft sheen of bird feathers. You instinctively want to reach out and touch the soft feathers.
The artist has truly captured the hawk's personality. Note the gorgeous plumage and the natural, realistic posture of the hawk. He is alerted by something below him. Note the meticulous detail and craftsmanship - the red around the eye, the shading of the feathers, the vibrant silk colors, the harmonious color palette.
This is an extraordinary and unique gift for a hawk lover or bird lover, or for anyone who loves and appreciates embroidery. It is certain to become a modern heirloom.
Wall mount it, or use it as a lid on a memory box or photo album.
Zardozi is from the Persian and means "gold thread" . It is an elaborate multidimensional embroidery art form using gold and silver threads and precious and semi precious stones to create an opulent 3D effect. Zardozi was introduced into India in the early 16th century and was used mainly to adorn the robes and household items of the royal families. it has been adapted to modern times with the introduction of silk.
- Measures 16" x 13" x 1/4 ", including a 2 in black mat border
- Mounted on a white foam board
- Back ribbon for hanging
- Lightweight, 1 lb 1 oz.
Own a beautiful and unique work of art!