Butterfly-shaped Rishtan Ceramic Plate

This butterfly-shaped ceramic plate (which may also double as an ash tray) features a charming floral design, as if the butterfly were camouflaged in a flower-filled field. The design is deliberately asymmetrical to emphasise the butterfly motif.

The work of master ceramist Rustam Usmanov, one of the most celebrated contemporary innovators of Rishtan ceramics, this ceramic plate is an exceptional example of a long-established Central Asian tradition of handmade earthenware. Rishtan is a village on the branch of the Silk Route that passed through Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley. The ceramic arts were first practised in Rishtan in the 14th century, borrowing inspiration and know-how from both the blue-and-white cobalt porcelain of China and the deep blue and turquoise tiles of Andalusia.

Country of Origin: Uzbekistan

Size: Diameter 14cm, height 3cm

Weight: 140g

Product Code: A77-021

Price: Rs1,500

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