Extraordinary hand embroidered bird tapestry wall art - a beautiful hummingbird visiting a vibrant red flower, expertly hand embroidered on white velvet by master artisans in the zardozi tradition, using silk, metallic gold colored threads, and genuine star rubies! A marvel of artistry and craftsmanship.
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 is 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 and the velvety texture of the flower petals. You find yourself instinctively reaching out and wanting to touch the soft feathers.
Framed by a beautiful, ornate embroidered border of copper colored silk flowers on deep burgundy velvet, each flower with a star ruby center.
Extraordinary gift for anyone who loves birds, hummingbirds or embroidery. A unique, marvelous gift for home or house warming. It makes me happy every time I look at it!
Wall mount it, or use it as a unique lid on a memory box or photo album or wedding 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 primarily to adorn the robes and household items of the royal families. Now you too can own an item that was once reserved for royalty!
- 29 star ruby cabochons.
- 2 inch burgundy velvet mat border, giving an antique or vintage look
- Mounted on wood
- Lightweight, 1 lb 1 oz.
- Ready for framing
- Measures 18 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 1/4 inches 46 x 54 x 0.6 cm