Parsi Embroidery Items
Parsi embroidery is an artistic and cultural amalgamation of three unique design traditions- Iranian, Chinese and European. This has resulted in a distinctive style which blends nature’s creations, birds- real and exotic, flowers, plant life and animals with elements of mythology. These motifs are skilfully embroidered on the kors, garas, jhablas and ijars to be found in Parsi homes. Parsi embroidery is truly an intercultural art form, which has descended from Acaemenian times in an unbroken continuum. Originally the items came to the Parsis of India as precious pieces ordered and imported from China. With the end of Parsi trading in China this link is now gone and it is imperative to ensure that this tradition of embroidery is not lost forever. Its revival and survival has been undertaken by Parzor Foundation. Parzor Crafts trains craft persons to revive Parsi embroidery in contemporary adaptations of original designs for home furnishings accessories and items for home decoration.The revival of this craft not only serves the purpose of preserving this craft heritage but also encourages pride and appreciation of the craft among members of the community as also giving employment and livelihood to craft persons.
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Parzor Crafts Items-Cards and Card Boxes with tradtional Parsi textile designs
Parzor Crafts has created cards and gift boxes based on the traditional designs from our textile heritage. Each card carries an explanation of the meaning and symbolism of the textile and its motifs. These are available for you and support our research. Please get yourself these beautiful cards with Parsi textile designs and support the preservation of our heritage. If collected from the Parzor office at Delhi, we can give you the Gift box having 15 cards and 5 letterheads available against a donation of Rs. 350/- from Parzor Foundation, F-17, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi – 110016.
We also have a set of 10 cards of sizes 6″x 4.5″ for Rs. 200/-,
A set of 10 cards of sizes 4.5″ x 2.75″ for Rs.100/-,
A set of 10 square cards of sizes 2.25″ x 2.25″ for Rs.100/-,
A set of 10 rectangular tags of size 2.25″ x 3.25″ for Rs. 100/-