Hand painted Kalamkari panel in cotton, depicting Godess Saraswati has been patched with vibrant colours in this beautiful cushion cover.
Cushion cover measures 18x18 inches and is backed with an orange cotton fabric. The cushion is lined with matching cotton lining and has a zipper closing.
Our cushions are made using high quality materials and focus is on ensuring a good finish instead of bulk manufacturing. Each piece is over locked to avoid any raw edges on the inside.
Goddess Saraswati, depicted here, is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science. She is the companion of Brahma, also revered as his Shakti (power). It was with her knowledge that Brahma created the universe. She is a part of the trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the creation, maintenance and destruction of the Universe. The Goddess is also revered by believers of the Jain religion of west and central India.
Saraswati is known as a guardian deity in Buddhism who upholds the teachings of Gautama Buddha by offering protection and assistance to practitioners.
The Srikalahasti style of Kalamkari, wherein the "kalam" or pen is used for free hand drawing of the subject and filling in the colours, is entirely hand worked. This style flowered around temples in Andhra Pradesh, India and so had an almost religious identity - scrolls, temple hangings, chariot banners and the like, depicted deities and scenes taken from the great Hindu epics - Ramayana. Mahabarata, Puranas and the mythological classics. Only natural dyes are used in Kalamkari and it involves seventeen painstaking steps alternating between dyeing and painted each color at a time.
This is a Dry Clean Only product. Since this is a hand painted Pillow each kalamkari panel will be slightly different and unique. Overall appeal, colours and style will be the same.
Listing is for 1 cushion cover only. Insert is not included.
Ships within 3-5 days and takes up to 5 business days to deliver.