Cream with Black Hand Painted Papier Mache Easter Egg Box
The Cream with Black Easter Egg Box is individually hand painted by skilled artisans in Kashmir. The underside and base is plain cream, a single colour and is undecorated, apart from a narrow band of decoration around the centre just below the line of the opening.
It is a traditional egg shaped; a narrower pointed end widening slightly to a rounded end. The lid of the box lifts off to reveal a black interior. There may be slight irregularities in the lip and interior due to the egg box being handmade
Like all Kashmiri hand painted boxes design of the outside of each egg varies in colour, using a traditional style of decoration mainly flowers, but occasionally including birds. The pattern generally extends to the line of the opening, sometimes there is decoration around this line.