Kashmiri Coasters

Handmade in India6806740

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Intricate“mandala” design decorates these hand-painted and lacquered papier-mâché coasters. Produced by a Kashmir cooperative that trains artisans with physical disabilities. This hand-painting tradition was introduced to Kashmir in the 1400s. Papier-mâché is the art of making items from paper pulp and glue. The artisan molds a form around a base shape, then it is dried and painted. The art of papier-mâché was introduced in Kashmir in the 15th century by a Kashmiri prince who spent years in prison at Samarkand in Central Asia.

Size and Details

  • Painted papier-mâché
  • 4Dx2H inches
  • Made in India

UPC Code: 732919460445

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MESHMESH (Maximizing Employment to Serve the Handicapped) is a nonprofit organization that works with artisans with disabilities, many of whom are former leprosy patients. Read more.

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