''Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt''
- William Shakespeare
This box is made of paper-mache and hand-painted in Uzbek traditions of ornamental painting. Please notice that the quality of the paper-mache is very high. It is durable and it is processed to have a smooth surface (versus "wrinkly" surface). The box is covered with several layers of lacquer for shine and protection. The central golden part of the lid as well as the golden parts of the sides of the box were created by laying a thin golden foil and then painting on top of it. This particular box was touched with genuine gold leaf.
Each box is signed and dated by an artist who made it. In this case, this is a work of Koshib Omonov. This box is made of paper-mache which is processed to be very durable and to have a smooth surface (versus "wrinkly" surface). The flower stems of the decoration and borders are painted in genuine liquid bronze, which makes the colors more vivid. This was the last touch that's added to the box before covering it with several layers of lacquer for protection.
UzbekAlive is an ikat fabric online store dedicated to promoting artisanal textile heritage of Uzbekistan. Our focus is on Uzbek ikat fabrics and ikat related products such as ikat cushions, ikat quilts, ikat pillow covers, ikat silk scarves and ikat pattern hand painted bowls.
We also feature some eclectic finds such as hand embroidered suzani and hand painted jewelry boxes which are miniature representations of Islamic mosaics and murals in a form of décor items.
I ordered 2 pillow covers and a very fragile bowl. The packaged traveled a far distance and it arrived at my doorestep in perfect condition. Really well packaged and fast delivery. Really like the quality and aeshetics of the poducts. My compliments to the makers of these products and thanks for the good service.
Joost V. Kemenade
I just wanted to let you know that my order finally arrived today!!!,i'm so glad,i have to say that it's been worth the wait ,all the fabrics are just beautiful. Thank you very much.
Wow! What a treat to order a beautiful woven piece of art through modern technology and not travel and the excitement of receiving the precious little package wrapped as a gift. I'm ready to put this scarf to work and figure out which one I want next. Thank you. I can't stop looking at it.
The parcel just arrived and the fabric is gorgeous! Just what I hoped it would be...once it is made up into lampshades I will send you a photo so you can use it for your marketing. Please let the designers / producers know they have one more very happy customer! Many thanks!