Dancing Palm Leaf Engraved Sandal

 7,999.00

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Balanced between luxurious hand feel and durable organic “Dancing 🦚 “ sandal… Palm leaf 🍂 painting: One of the most ancient crafts of the world, etching, and paintings on the palm leaf still thrives in the state of Odisha in India. Called Talapatrachitras there, the art has reached new heights there. The palm leaf etchings are treasured decorations of all Indian homes. The art originated when written communication began. Messages and manuscripts were written on the palm leaf to be disseminated. Gradually the trend to decorate the text with images began and it became an art in itself. The ethnic art was still one of the most respected ones there and is practiced by the artists primarily in Puri and Cuttak. The ethnic art form essentially consists of inscribing letters and artistic designs on palm-leaf, mostly cut into standard sizes and held together with two wooden plank covers strung through a hole in the center. To prepare the palm leaf, the unripe leaves of the palm tree are first cut and semi-dried. They are then buried in swamps for 4-5 days for seasoning and then dried in shade. These are then stitched or strung together as per the need. At times they are stitched after the etching is complete. The etching is done within lines using an iron pen on leaf strips. A paste made of bean leaves, charcoal made of burnt coconut shells, til oil and turmeric is rubbed on the etching that highlights the figures. Colors are hardly used in this are, whatever is used as fillers and in very subdued tones. Vegetable and mineral colors are used for painting. The artists of palm leaf etchings capture the themes of mythological incidents, Gods and Goddesses figure complete with details of hairstyle and dress, animals, flowers and trees, etc. Radha and Krishna, Durga, Ganesha, and Saraswati are the most commonly used themes. Stories and incidents of Mahabharat, Ramayana and other epics are also etched. The paintings and drawings also present excellent scenes of nature…

Preserve your memories with us!

∗We provide a piece of exclusive artwork that will be priceless to you and won’t be available in any shop. We come here with exclusive artwork for your favorite shoes that you want to preserve as a memory because it provided you with great comfort because it’s sole got embedded with your footprint because it traveled with you and made you travel so many places. We understand your emotions attached to your shoes and when the shoe condition reaches a point where you still don’t want to get rid off it, we are here for you with the solution.

Just because we care for you and your emotions, we make a story of yours as an art installation which will be exclusive for you only. You can also send us 5 of your memorable photographs with your loved ones that remind you of this shoes and we will create a story and frame it as an artwork which you can use as a wall hanging in your living room or can decorate it as an art piece in your home.

Note: The above service will be valid whenever you want to. No two shoes will be identical. It’s just one on the earth. Every pair will be unique and stroke will be different. All our art forms will be unique and different from each other.

∗Terms & conditions apply. No charges are applicable for conceptualization & execution. Material cost and Shipping taxes will be charged.