Mustard Floral Handblock Print Cotton Table Cover
Kerala is an eternal poetry, one that begins with a magical sunrise and flows into floating lotus gardens. The fishermen at work in the pristine Kumarakom Lake, the tea estates, herds of majestic wild elephants in Munnar and colors of tropical trees, fruits, and flowers complete this poetry. And, the highlight is its biggest festival, Onam that celebrates the season of harvest. It is this time of the year that the city is bejeweled with festive fervor and joy.
One of the many celebrations during this time is Vallam Kali (Boat race), and Chundan Vallam is the boat used for this race. Meticulously crafted, these boats are popularly referred to as snake boats for their unique construction which has a rising rear and a long tapering front, resembling a snake with its hood raised. Tastefully decorated with green and scarlet silk umbrellas, we found our muse in these majestic vehicles that can carry as many as 128 paddlers. Each boat belongs to a village and is sacred.
Our hand block story Onam centers around Chundan Vallam, a particularly complex motif to have been created and worked upon. The majestic elephant, gorgeous flowers, lotus, and plantain with a stunning pink bud complete the story. Our tribute to God’s own country!
Know us: Majority of our hand block print merchandise is made with our original hand illustrated designs. We ethically source materials of the highest quality. Our partners work in accordance with fair trade practices. At Pinklay, our travels around the world are a major source of inspiration. Add to it, our love for Indian handcrafts and these two make us a brand of all things beautiful.
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Mahtab Handblock Print Cotton Table Cover
Mahtab, meaning moonlight in Persian, is our hand block print collection inspired by our travels to Turkey, its magnificent architecture from the era of the Ottoman Empire, stunning flora fauna and more specifically by the Whirling Dervish. Sufi Whirling is a form of meditation through which dervishes aim to become one with their inner self. This calls for abandoning ego or personal desires, by listening to the music, focusing on God, and spinning in repetitive circles.
Rumi, 13th-century Sufi mystic believed in the power of dance and music as a means of liberation from worldly limitations. Dancers wearing long white gowns and high hats begin with slower turns. Gradually, the spinning becomes faster and dancers appear to move in a state of ecstatic trance. It must be a miracle that despite spinning for hours, dervishes don’t faint or lose balance. Their physical self is moving but the mind is focussed. Mahtab takes a leaf of inspiration from this soul cleansing ritual.
Know us: Majority of our hand block print merchandise is made with our original hand illustrated designs. We ethically source materials of the highest quality. Our partners work in accordance with fair trade practices. At Pinklay, our travels around the world are a major source of inspiration. Add to it, our love for Indian handcrafts and these two make us a brand of all things beautiful 🙂
Seher Hand Block Print Cotton Table Cover – Multiple Sizes
Rs. 1,099.00– Rs. 1,399.00