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A very rare 19th Century original KASHMIRI decorated tall table lamp. This Papier mache multi flower decoration lamp has a huge amount of skilful hand painting, painted in green and gold, It has its original brass light fitting with a bayonet bulb holder, this has not been changed as it is original to the lamp, this piece can be rewired and pat tested before delivery if requested. C1890
Kashmiri papier mache is a handicraft of Kashmiri India that was brought by Muslims saint Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadami from Persia in the 14th century to medieval India. It is based primarily on paper pulp, and is a richly decorated, colourful artefact generally in the form of vases, bowls, or cups (with and without metal rims), boxes, trays, bases of lamps, and many other small objects. These are made in homes, and workshops, in Srinagar, and other parts of the Kashmir Valley, and are marketed primarily within India, although there is a significant international market.
Dimensions: H: 98cm W: 22.5cm