Hand Carved Suar Wood Wall Relief Panel from Indonesia
Sacred Vines, Hand Carved Suar Wood Wall Relief Panel from Indonesia
Made MulyaniIndonesian artisan Made Mulyani hand-carves this lovely wall relief panel out of suar wood. The light brown panel depicts vines surrounding the Sanskrit letter Om, which symbolizes inner peace.$39.99
Om Symbol Whitewashed Wood Wall Relief Panel
Om Aura, Om Symbol Whitewashed Wood Wall Relief Panel
Made MulyaniWith a lightly whitewashed finish that lends it a vintage feel, this wood relief panel makes a striking accent in any room. Made Mulyani carves the wall panel from suar wood in the shape of the...$57.99
Signed African Batik Art
Rooftops, Signed African Batik Art
Samuel Ashong"This is an imaginative composition that shows how close some of our communities are. This batik composition shows the unity of people coming together after war," Samuel Ashong explains. He...$179.99
Artist: Samuel Ashong
Hand Carved Wood Relief Panel with Leaves and Om Symbol
Jungle Om, Hand Carved Wood Relief Panel with Leaves and Om Symbol
Seji TaramIndonesian artisan Seji Taram creates a piece of wall art inspired by nature and by the sacred mantra Om. Hang this beautifully carved relief panel at home, at work, or in your yoga studio, as a...$57.99
Artist: Seji Taram
Hindu Omkara Symbol Carved Wall Relief Panel
Omkara Aura, Hindu Omkara Symbol Carved Wall Relief Panel
Made MulyaniWith a lightly whitewashed finish that lends it a vintage feel, this relief panel makes a striking accent in any room. Made Mulyani carves the wall panel from suar wood in the shape of the Hindu...$57.99
Symbols of Life
Batik Rayon Wall Hanging with Spiritual Symbols from Bali
Symbols of Life, Batik Rayon Wall Hanging with Spiritual Symbols from Bali
Desak Nyoman ParwatiDesigned by Balinese artisan Desak Nyoman Parwati, this wall hanging possesses all the symbols you need to lead a fulfilling life. Realized on rayon using the batik wax dyeing technique, the wall...$25.99
Artist: Desak Nyoman Parwati
Hand Carved White Om Wood Wall Decor from Indonesia Artisan
Blossoming Om, Hand Carved White Om Wood Wall Decor from Indonesia Artisan
Made MulyaniThis peaceful, beautifully hand-carved suar wood relief panel features a floral motif encircling the great om symbol — a mantra of healing and peace that Hindu and Buddhist traditions believe flows...$57.99
Handcrafted Suar Wood Buddha Relief Panel from Bali
Berry Buddha, Handcrafted Suar Wood Buddha Relief Panel from Bali
Made MulyaniThe calm, peaceful face of Buddha surrounded by vines and berries is captured in natural suar wood by Made Mulyani. Featuring a circular shape, this eye-catching relief panel brings a spiritual vibe...$47.99
Hand Crafted Wood Wall Relief with Om Symbol and Flowers
Jepun Om, Hand Crafted Wood Wall Relief with Om Symbol and Flowers
Made MulyaniBalinese artisan Made Mulyani crafts a lovely wall relief panel by hand from suar wood. A wreath of jepun or frangipani flowers in full bloom surrounds the om symbol, a sacred sound and mantra used in...$57.99
Hand Carved Buddha Face Wall Panel with Floral Engravings
Buddha Face, Hand Carved Buddha Face Wall Panel with Floral Engravings
Made MulyaniBringing enlightenment and wisdom, the Buddha represents a religion of self-denial, universal brotherhood and peace. Balinese artist Made Mulyani hand carves a peaceful depiction of Buddha's face from...$89.99
Peace Wall Decor(10 items)
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As with any work of art, direct sunlight will fade colors over time, especially for tapestries with natural dyes. We recommend hanging your tapestry in an area that avoids direct sun exposure to maintain vibrancy. To clean your woven tapestry, use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment or dry clean if necessary. Spot treatment can also be used with a gentle fabric cleaner, but we recommend testing it on a small area first. Alternatively, you may hand wash your tapestry using cold water, then hang it to dry in the shade. Some tapestries made from cotton fabric may be machine washed on cold.
When it comes to handcrafted traditional tapestries, the most common materials include wool, cotton, silk, and natural dyes. Certain regions incorporate unique materials or designs into their tapestries. In the Andes, alpaca fiber is commonly used. In India, one finds batik printed cotton. In Mexico and Central America sheep wool and natural cotton threads are frequently used. In Thailand, rich silk material is a feature of handmade tapestries.
To craft an eco-friendly tapestry, traditional artisans hold themselves to high standards, both in terms of materials and processes. Natural fibers, textiles, and dyes are derived from plants and trees. Some artisans even incorporate recycled or upcycled materials in their commitment to eco-friendly processes. Traditional art forms that are passed down through the generations are often painstakingly made by hand. They are naturally eco-friendly, as they avoid mass production, factory runoff, and industrial waste. This also means that each tapestry is uniquetruly one of a kind.
When it comes to tapestries, function meets style! A handmade tapestry can be a great way to brighten up any living space while providing insulation against the cold. Materials like alpaca and sheep wool create natural warmth by trapping cool air inside the cloth, creating a more stable temperature within the room.
While factory-produced tapestries are increasingly available to consumers, traditional, authentic tapestries are handmade by artisans who often learn the artform from older generations. Skilled makers from the Andes, India, Mexico and Thailand make use of foot-treadle or backstrap looms, where they interweave warp and weft threads and then tamp them down into a tight stitch. An artisan may finish a handmade tapestry by using a needle and thread or a sewing machine for final touches.
Traditional tapestries depict scenes and images which are drawn from the lives and natural environments of the artisans who craft them. Some include geometric designs, like the mandala, which is thought to represent wholeness and symmetry. Others make use of paisley, floral, or leafy patterns, particularly in tapestries from India. Central American tapestries may incorporate geometric motifs, animals, and people, while Mexican tapestries are often colorful with Greca patterns and designs. Thai artisans use symbols that are popular within Thai culture, religious characters, animal scenes, or depictions of human forms. Unique tapestries from the Andes are often vibrant with elaborate scenes that incorporate folklore, village life, and pastoral existence.
The methods for making tapestries vary as widely as the regions from which they come. Because many traditional artisans adopt the methods of their ancestors, they have kept those ancient artforms alive and well. In the Andes, weavers often work on a wooden treadle loom in which they use foot pedals, called treadles, to control the weave of the tapestry. In Central America, the treadle loom and the backstrap loom are both integral to tapestry art. The backstrap loom is one of the oldest techniques which dates back thousands of years, in which one part of the loom is attached to the weaver and the other part is attached to a fixed object (historically, a tree). To create vibrant color, artisans embroider and dye their tapestries with natural plants and pigments. Around the world, weavers use tie-dye, Dabu (the application of wax or gum clay and resin to the cloth to create a diffuse color effect), Batik (an ancient method in which dye-resistant wax is applied to cloth to create select patterns of color), hand embroidery, and patchwork to create unique and diverse tapestry art.
The tapestry is an ancient textile art form that dates back thousands of years to early civilizations in Peru, Egypt, and Thailand. In Peru, skilled weavers used colorful camelid fiber threads to create beautiful tapestries for ritualistic funeral mantles. Ancient Incas wove short tunics (Unku) to show importance and social status. Ancient Egyptians crafted shroud-like tapestries to bury their dead. Tapestries gained international prominence when Europeans began to decorate their castles and churches with elaborate textiles that depicted historical scenes, as well as religious messages. Today, skilled artisans preserve the ancient techniques of their ancestors. In Thailand, for example, silk weavers are renowned for techniques that have been used since the rule of the Angkor kings circa 800 A.D. In Central America, contemporary weavers pay homage to early Mayan artisans who used plants, shells, and even snails to color their first tapestries in the 15th century. In India, where some of the first tapestries were made and the textile industry became the base of their economy, the skills of generations past still live on in modern artisans.
Featured Reviews on Peace Wall Decor
This is such a lovely piece of art work and incredibly detailed. I have it hanging in my bedroom and it brings me such peace. I thank Made Mulyani for her gift.
Made Mulyani Hand-carved wood masks and panels
"My parents and my brother taught me to make sculptures. I started by watching them carving wood at home. I was excited with the final results and worked hard at learning how to create them."
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