• Completely Hand-crafted with rice straw.
• An ancient & endangered leaf art.
• It took over two hours to create one single piece of art.
• It takes over hundreds of tiny pieces of rice straw glued on to the background cloth.
• Very unique art and less than hundred artists practice this ancient art at present.
• Size 5” X 7”
• Ready to frame.
• No two leaf or the artwork are exactly alike!!
This is not a print but handmade original leaf art.
Ultimate gift for your Loved one. Completely hand-crafted, signed & numbered rice straw art of LOVE BIRDS. It says I LOVE YOU to your valentine. Straw art is an endangered art and its history goes way back in time when people didn’t know how to make color, paint or dyes. Rice straw art is an ancient art form which developed before our existing knowledge of color application became known. Straw art could be the GRAND DADDY of all art forms known to man. The art consists of using the natural colors of the rice plant to form straw collage of unsurpassed beauty. No color, dye or paint is added to the natural color of the straw. Different colored straw (Dried leaves of the rice plant) is selected and sorted out and each individual piece is glued together by hand. This beautiful art originated in a small town in Kerala, the southern tip of India, centuries ago and in danger of being extinct, since very few artists still practices this ancient art.
The unique art form is in the list of endangered art only a few people in the whole world know the artistic procedure.
Even though straw art has been in existence for thousands of years, very few people in the world today know about this beautiful art form. It may be the BEST KEPT SECRET of the modern world.
No two pieces of art is exactly alike. Each one is Original art, completely hand made, signed & numbered.
It took over two hours and more than 200 small pieces of rice straw to create each one of the art. (Would you work for $15 for one hour? It took 2 hours to make one piece of art. Buy it now price $ 30.00 )
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Size 5” X 6”
Rice Straw Museum
Rice Straw art has been in existence for thousands of years but is in danger of being extinct. The history of straw art goes way back in time when people didn’t know how to make various colors, paint or dyes. The artists at that time used the natural colors of the rice straw (dried leaves of the rice plant) to create images. They used different shades of the rice straw (Dark, light, brown, yellow, white etc) to create color for their art works.
This unique art originated in the southern tip of India called Kerala thousands of years ago and passed on from generation to generation and less than hundred artists practices this beautiful art at this time. Ray is the only artist in USA practices rice straw art. Artist uses very primitive tools in this art like in the old times, uses spear shaped instrument to open up and straighten out the straw. Double edged razor blade or any sharp stones to cut the rice straw. The glue used in this art is called gum Arabic and it is sap from a tree and holds the tiny pieces of straw in place.
Rice straw art is ancient form of leaf art practiced by less than 100 artists around the world today and Ray Koshy of Galveston, Texas is the only artist practices this unique and beautiful ancient leaf art in USA.
Rice Straw Museum in Galveston, Texas is dedicated to Preserve, Promote & Protect this ancient art from extinction and to introduce this beautiful art to America. If you like to know more about this ancient & endangered leaf art and see some of the leaf art works visit the Museum URL
Ray Koshy is the curator of the Rice Straw Museum and he is also a leaf artist. If you like to know more about this beautiful ancient leaf art call or write Ray at 409-762-5621 and his email rkoshy9622 [!at] aol.com
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