Ashish Malakar

Shola art framed - Lilies I

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Hand sculpted individually from Sholapith by National award winning artisan Ashish Malakar in a new contemporary design.

Dimensions: Size : 16" x 22"


Ashish Babu comes from Bonkapasi in Burdwan, Bengal, from a family of national award winning sculptors of Sholapith, and he is perhaps the most gifted of them all. From traditional idolatry, to embellishing temples, to exquisite wedding headgears and full size sculptures of famous people, his magic fingers can rise to any design challenge.

He has exhibited in the UK, USA and Italy, and his handwork is exhibited in the headgear museum in Paris. We love most of all the innovations he made working with a designer and brought to us – intrigued by who these strange Bombay people were, but then convinced enough to just keep raising the bar with new designs that look like gossamer. He runs several workshops and training centres on behalf of the government to perpetuate this remarkable skill, and we are in such awe that we cannot imagine not having his magic to enjoy.