Papier Mache Bowl
Contrasted in bold hues of red & white, this Papier-mache vessel is sure to delight. Craft Type: Papier Mache
Papier Mache originated in China, eventually spreading to Japan and Persia. In the 15th century, Persian scholar Shah-e-Hamadan brought 700 artisans from Persia to Kashmir. Today, it is majorly practiced by the shia community; made in homes, and workshops, in Srinagar, and other parts of the Kashmir Valley. It primarily consists of paper pulp, and is a richly decorated, colorful artifact, made generally in the form of decorative objects.
Papier Mache process
- Paper pulp is created through soaking or boiling the paper. To this, the adhesive is added.
- One makes use of Paper strips glued together with an adhesive on a form for which support is needed on which To glue the Paper strips, reinforcements with wire, lightweight shapes, balloons, or textiles may be needed.
- Traditional adhesive use a mixture of water and flour or other starch, mixed To the consistency of heavy cream