Decorative Shola Floating Flowers (Set of 4)
Approx 4cms & 5cms and 7cms diameter
Shola Plant Stem
These handmade decorative shola floating flowers by the Malakars are sure to beautify and add calmness to your living space.
According to folklore, Lord Shiva was on his way to marry Parvati when he requested Lord Vishwakarma, to make him a white crown for his wedding. When Vishwakarma wasn’t able to make the crown, Shiva created a man, who in turn created an exquisite crown, garland and other ornaments from the soft white core of the shola plant. The man was named “Malakar”.
The community of Shola craftsmen who mostly belong to Bengal are still referred as “Malakar” which means “Makers of Garlands”. Shola is an aquatic plant which has milky white sponge-like stems. The Malakars use tools such as blades and threads and spend months meticulously transforming these stems into beautiful decorative shola pieces.
Care Instructions: Shola floating flowers are delicate. Handle with care. Do not wash or immerse in water. Dry thoroughly after each use.
Disclaimer: Shola flowers may have small lesions/holes/irregularities due to the natural characteristics of the Shola plant stem. These are not defects and add to the natural beauty of the product.
Quantity: Set of 4 flowers