Indian Elephant Decorative Pillow 20x20

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John Robshaw

“A skilled artisan in Jaipur paints each of these pillows by hand. Occasionally one design will receive special attention: a lucky elephant gets decked out in a few extra jewels or a peacock gets a few extra feathers."   Hand Painting:   Pichwaii are Indian religious paintings done in a variety...

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“A skilled artisan in Jaipur paints each of these pillows by hand. Occasionally one design will receive special attention: a lucky elephant gets decked out in a few extra jewels or a peacock gets a few extra feathers."

 

Hand Painting:

 

Pichwaii are Indian religious paintings done in a variety of styles and used to tell stories, including the loose watercolor and the highly refined miniature styles of animals pictured here. On my pillows, you can really see the amazing painted details - a bird's smallest feather and an elephant's ankle bracelet-that sometimes are too small to see in the traditional miniatures.

Enjoy these whimsical trips in the the sunny jungles and colourful gardens of India.

  • 20" x 20"
  • Linen/cotton
  • Hand painted
  • Hand stitched edging
  • Machine washable
  • Insert included

Meet John Robshaw 

John Robshaw has persisted through the years finding the most skilled artisans to work with to maintain his commitment to producing unique and hand crafted creations. His sharp eye for beauty and originality helped John come upon just the right block carvers, dye masters, printers as well as quilters, weavers and seamstresses to bring his designs to life.

After studying traditional block prints in China, John journeyed to India to find natural indigo dye for his paintings. Instead, he fell in love with the fabric-making traditions of the local artisans.

"By producing my textiles abroad, I get to become a minor character in the lives of the people I work with, and I can take inspiration from what I see and do there. I go to their weddings, celebrate their festivals, I get sick with them, I develop relationships with the people who are teaching me. When you look at my textiles, its like you've been on the world tour along with me." Robshaw

 

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