Star Reverse Glass Mirror

A rare and beautiful example of the reverse-glass painting heritage of Rajasthan. Painstakingly hand worked using ancient tools and techniques, today just a few families remain who authentically practice this craft. The central motif of this frame is the 12-point star, inspired by the stunning geometric patterning in Islamic art and architecture.

In North India, reverse glass painting flourished during the 16-18th century, especially in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. It is believed to have been encouraged, in part, by the purdah tradition, where glass dividers were painted to separate the women's quarters from the rest of the royal household.

Country of Origin: India

Size: frame 33cm x 25.5cm; mirror 21cm x 13cm

Product Code: AO002

Price: Rs3,200

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