Decorative Hanging Stars & Nesting Santa Dolls Set
Nesting Dolls & Stars - Festival gift set made of wood and paper mache
Decorative Hanging Stars & Nesting Santa Dolls gift set consists of following Christmas Tree decorative hangings and nesting dolls
- 1 Set of 4 Wooden Nesting Dolls (Santa Claus) stacked, one within the other
1 Set of of decorative hanging stars ornaments (set of 3 stars of 3 different sizes)
These handcrafted products are made by artisans of Channapatna Woodcraft. Channapatna town of Karnataka is the main production centre for lacquered wooden toys and other utility items. It flourished under the royal patronage of Tipu Sultan, Ruler of Mysore in the 18th century. Toys are the signature craft product of this area, made from the close-grained hale wood.
Care: Wipe with soft cloth. Keep away from water and other liquid substances.
Paper mache was introduced to India in the 14th century by the Persian mystic Mir Syed Ali Hamdani. He was visiting the Kashmir region from Persia, and brought along skilled artisans and craftsmen.The Persian method of making paper mache melded with similar art forms from Central Asia, and a unique branch of the art of paper mache was born. Over time, Kashmiri artisans added their own flourishes to the art form, bringing attention to their creations from all around the world.
There are two important aspects of Kashmiri paper mache- Sakhtsazi and Naqashi. The first step, Sakhtsazi, involves making the foundation of the paper mache figurine or object with the paper pulp, while Naqashi is the final step of painting and decoration.
Care: Wipe with a soft dry cloth. Keep away from fire. Don't Wash with water.