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Handmade with Love

Vintage-Inspired Bohemian

Timeless Forever Pieces

Designed in Venice, California

Mata ni Pachedi Masks

Mata ni Pachedi Masks

These hand-painted face masks depict the Indian folk art form "Mata ni Pachedi", a 300 year-old textile art originating in Gujrat, India. It was considered a sacred art that centered around stories of Goddesses. The textiles were hung on temple walls and often served as shrines for the marginalized. Sadly, it's a fading art form as the process of treating, painting and dying the cotton can take months. 

hand painting folk art indian masks - The Fox and the Mermaid


These designs are painted entirely with natural pigments. The artist starts with an outline in black using a combination of wood block prints and free-hand painting. The color is filled in with brushes made from bamboo. After the fabric is treated and dyed it is laid out to dry naturally in the sun. No two masks are the same.

hand painted indian masks in gujrat - The Fox and the Mermaid
 

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blue painted mask with antelope - The Fox and the Mermaid
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blue indian paintes mask detail - The fox and the Mermaid
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blue cotton face mask with painted rooster - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Blue hand painted indian cotton mask - The Fox and the Mermaid
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red hand painted mask - The Fox and the Mermaid
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red painted mask with peacocks - The Fox and the Mermaid
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red hand painted artisan mask - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Pink hand painted indian mask - The Fox and the Mermaid
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pink indian mask with painted deer - The Fox and the Mermaid
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hand painted indian artisan mask - The Fox and the Mermaid
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pink hand painted indian mask with mermaid - The Fox and the Mermaid
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hand painted indian face mask with birds - The Fox and the Mermaid
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hand painted indian mask with trees and deer - The Fox and the Mermaid
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hand painted figure on indian mask - The Fox and the Mermaid
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hand painted face mask with trumpet player - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Hand-Painted Indian Mask
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yellow and pink indian painted mask - The Fox and the Mermaid
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yellow hand painted mask with mermaid - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Orange mask with mermaid and fish - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Orange Hand painted indian  mask - the fox and the mermaid
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orange and blue hand painted mask - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Red Hand Painted Indian Mask with Couple  - The Fox and the Mermaid
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Red and Brown Hand-Painted Cotton  Mask - The Fox and the Mermaid