Textile artists in India use metallic threads to embroider petite gold floral patterns on a background of sheer chanderi fabric. The motifs are called zardozi buta—zardozi is the art of embroidery with metallic threads, and buta is the floral imagery that is found throughout northern India, from everyday home decor to the breathtaking Taj Mahal. Gold trim and tiny silk tassels at each corner of this shawl add sparkle.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art, opened to the public in 1923, a gift to the nation from Charles Lang Freer. The Gallery contains an extensive collection of oriental art, prints, sculpture and silk panels, as well as a major group of 19th and 20th century American works.
About Good Earth
Founded in 1996 and rooted in the rich heritage of the Indian subcontinent, Good Earth captures the essence of Indian style and redefines the concept of sustainable luxury.
- Silk, cotton
- 32"W x 96"L
- Dry clean only. Low heat iron only and do not iron directly on the embroidery.
- Handcrafted in India