Paper Mache Decorative Hanging Santa & Stars Set
Colorful paper-mache gift set handcrafted by Kashmiri artisans
This Paper Mache Decorative Hanging, Santa & Stars Set made by artisans of Paper-mache Craft, Kashmir.
The gift set consists of following Christmas Tree decorative hangings
- 1 Set of 3 Santa hanging of 3 different sizes
- 1 Set of of decorative hanging stars ornaments (set of 3 stars of 3 different sizes)
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.