Kalighat Horse Silk Scarf Maroon
Kalighat Horse Silk Scarf Maroon
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'Kalighat paintings' have participated in the emergence of Bengali identity in the colonial capital, in the face of increasing Europeanization of the city’s intellectual and cultural life. The striking Kalighat Horse has been recomposed with intermingling motifs in a classical style and vibrant color palettes.
Kalighat paintings originated in the 19th century Bengal, in the vicinity of Kali Temple in Kalighat, Kolkata, India. They were items of souvenir taken by pilgrims and travelers who visited the Kali temple. The paintings over a period of time developed into a distinct school of Indian painting. From the depiction of Hindu gods, goddesses, and other mythological characters, the Kalighat paintings developed to reflect a variety of themes with changing times. Kalighat paintings became very popular and were carried back as mementos to Britain, Russia, Czechoslovakia, France, and the United States. Many world-renowned, modern Indian artists like Jamini Roy's inventive style was derived from the Kalighat paintings consisting of lively, bold and sweeping brush strokes inspite of being trained in classical European painting style.
This design is available in Large and XL sizes that make beautiful scarves. You may also love to frame them as an artwork that adorns your walls.
House of Gharats Limited Edition Silk Scarf Collection is the perfect opportunity to indulge in wearing and gifting a piece of art. It also makes for a Perfect 'His & Her' gift set. This collection is a custom illustrated artwork made with the finest silk twill in Italy.
The Kalighat paintings are an evolution of 'Patachitra' a visual storytelling style that takes the form of painted scrolls, depicting sequential scenes from stories, legends, and myths. The origins of this ancient folk art are unclear and there are two main theories behind their beginnings. Historians believe the art form stems from tribal beginnings and others believe that Patachitra began under the Mauryan Empire, from 322-185BC. Patachitra subjects began with religion and folklore, nowadays the paintings depict contemporary events like terrorist attacks, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Whilst the traditional style of the Patachitra has remained constant for thousands of years, the depicted subjects have seen a shift with the passage of time.
Made in Italy: Silk Twill
Your silk scarf will arrive in a delightful gift box with a story card, which makes it convenient to gift and store beautifully.
Scarf in 100% Silk Twill, Rolled edges
Made in Italy
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House of Gharats is a London based design house, fusing cultures and blurring the lines between art, craft and fashion, producing a clever approach to everyday dressing and living. It is a purpose driven brand that aims to demonstrate their positive social and environmental impact. It's endeavour is to redefine cultural relationships, and create new style synergies. Intermingling amidst London’s international hybrid city of cultures and its influential past results in designs that are profoundly modern, distinctively stylish, yet inherently classic. The House of Gharats collaborates with artisans & craftspeople, engages with unconventional materials, sculptural tailoring, bold colors, fanciful details and novel prints to challenge conventional ideas of style. It is passionate about engaging with the makers and process, thus seeking to capture the essence of tradition, materials, stories and function. “The influence of our native country, can be felt through our collections, it is grounded in tradition and timeless eccentricities, yet fearlessly modern.” Neishaa Gharat, Founder-Designer.