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Fabric Lantern from Odisha in South East India by Store Utsav



Fabric Lanterns from Odisha in South East India by Store Utsav

StoreUtsav.etsy.com presents hand embroidered organic cotton lanterns from Odisha in South East India. Practiced by rural artists, these lanterns are a result of elaborate effort and time. To make these, cotton fabric is soaked in water overnight to allow it to shrink. Then dried and ironed. As per the design, shapes of lanterns are cut out. Round or poygonal iron wire frames are used to set the fabric on them. This gives them the defined shape. Once set, mirror and embroidery work are done on them. Its a very tricky job to embroider after the fabric has been set on the frame, but thats the only way the folk artists are confident of the design falling in place as needed. Once set, final piping, tufts, and laces are put in place along with putting a hanging loop at the top. The lanterns are ready to grace your space. 


Hang them over a bulb or just as a door hanger, the colorful delights will accentuate your space and will lift your mood. Bring this classic ethnic folktale to your home or gift it as a housewarming souvenir. Buy them here.

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