Hand Painted Goddess Saraswati Pillow Cover
Hand painted Kalamkari Panel depicting Goddess Saraswati has been patched with colourful cottons and silk in this beautiful cushion cover.
Cushion cover measures 16 x 16 inches or 40 x 40 cm and is backed with a purple cotton fabric. The cushion is lined with matching cotton lining and has a zipper closing.
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.
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.
This is a Dry Clean Only product. Since this is a hand painted Pillow each kalamkari panel will have some pencil marks and colour spills. We believe this shows the process that goes behind making this piece of art and adds to the appeal of Kalamkari.
This 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. The Kalamkari panel used here has been painted by National Award Winning Craftsmen of Andhra Pradesh. I absolutely love this piece and hope it finds a lovely rich and spiritual home!
Listing is for 1 cushion cover only. Insert is not included.
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