This narrow vintage piece of art is from the Middle East with a marquetry frame called "khatamkari." The frame is made via a labor intensive, intricate process of inlaying small bits of wood and reed onto the wood. The painting is done on celluloid and has the marble-ness of paiting on a hard surface. The painting scene is tradition, depicting a type of polo game on horseback, and it is quite flattened to fit the narrow horizontal surface. The color scheme is beautiful in sky blue with a court that is more orange than brown. We see in the distance buildings associated with the arena. The amount of work that went into this piece, from the painting itself, to the inlay work of the frame, is mind-boggling.
The total size including frame measures about 11-1/2" wide by 5-1/2" tall, and the opening showing the painting is about 9-1/4" wide by 3-3/8" tall. Weighs just under a pound unpacked. There is wear on the frame, especially at the corners and edges, but artwork is in good condition.
Beautiful small piece of art for the eclectic home!
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