Elephants In Batik: Good For A Card Or A Piece of Art
Three summers ago, I was in Bangalore, India, and made a stop at the famed Cauvery Emporium, the Karnataka state government emporium that has all kinds of handicraft items from pottery, ceramics, metalware, fabrics, etc.
I didn’t do any major shopping while there, but did pick up a few handmade cards– simple greeting cards made with recycled paper. But the fronts of the cards carried a cutout piece of fabric of an elephant in a batik pattern. Batik is an ancient art of painting with vegetable-dyes and a distinctive style. Even as I was purchasing the cards, I had in the back of my mind an idea on perhaps framing a couple of them because they looked so exquisite.
Well, its taken me the better part of almost three years to get to act upon my lovely idea, but I have finally done it. As you see, it’s not a bad idea at all! A beautiful work of art showcased in an elegant frame with a double matte. I love it!