The luxurious decoration of this beautiful wastepaper basket is inspired by the sprays of floral swirls seen throughout the intricate decoration of the East. Such asymmetrical floral sprays are patterns which have been passed down by generations and used in in rug designs, paisley motif used in fashion and interiors and stunning mosaics inlays which adorn palaces and temples throughout Asia.
In this design we wanted to bring a little bit of Eastern intricacy to today’s interiors with elegant swirl decoration on soft colours, Ivory, Topaz Blue and Jade Green.
The technique used is traditional tole with the design hand-painted onto a metal background, trimmed in gold with brass claw feet.
Dimensions : 26 x 26 x 26 cm (W,D,H)
Matching tissue box covers available
Finish & Base Material: Hand-painted on Metal
Master painters in Rajasthan - Our tôle collection is finely hand-painted by a small family business in Rajasthan, the heart of craft in India. The workshop started out in the early 1900s as a domestic metal supplier of larger buckets and containers, as industrialisation swept through the family were forced to adapt their business.
They turned to using the local pool of talented fine painters, who have over the genersations honed their skills from masters painters who once decorated the opulent palaces of this royal state.
The designs have hints of decadence times with influences of East and West, the use of gold leaf and details such as brass feet, handles and filigree trims make unique pieces which will for sure go on to be family heirlooms of the future.