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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 21, 2004
7:53 AM

Post #1012091

These are not made of wax or ice, these are from wood. Very artistic and hard worker people, when they touch the piece of wood that become piece of wax in their hands. Very beautiful working, as these items are hand made ,so very expensive ,after foiling now ready for polishing. Maximum furniture is export abroad.

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 21, 2004
7:57 AM

Post #1012095

Side table and decoration peice.

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 21, 2004
8:00 AM

Post #1012098

For mirror.

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 21, 2004
8:12 AM

Post #1012104

Sofa for sitting.

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 21, 2004
8:17 AM

Post #1012107

During working.

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Mitjo
Lappeenranta
Finland
(Zone 3a)

August 21, 2004
8:27 AM

Post #1012111

Those are really great work. Pakistanin people are very handy!

I have been doing wood works here in Finland and I know that making things of wood is not easy, even little things are hard to make.
Kathy_T
Santa Clara, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2004
1:19 PM

Post #1012395

Very beautiful. What kind of wood does he work with?

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2004
2:06 PM

Post #1012450

OH MY
such artistry and skill!!!!!!
Gorgeous!

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 21, 2004
6:39 PM

Post #1012709

Mitjo
Yes it is very hard to work with woods.

Kathy_T
These are made of sheesham wood.

crestedchik
These are also working in the style of an artist who paint his portrait or landscape.
Dravencat
Edgewater, MD
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2004
3:48 AM

Post #1013272

So intricate, imagine having the skill and patience to do that. Thank you gumlla.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

August 22, 2004
5:18 AM

Post #1013351

That's the sort of craftsmanship which is becoming hard to find in this world. I so admire such fine work and hope his skill is well rewarded. ~Blooms

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 22, 2004
5:27 AM

Post #1013357

Business men earn alot from these but pay very less to workers, We all know it is hard to work with woods.
Here you can see the working style.

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BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

August 22, 2004
7:26 PM

Post #1013923

Not exactly an ergonomic position to have to work in... and we thought carpal tunnel was bad. He should make the money. Always a truth when craft is big business.
No politics. I promise.
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 22, 2004
7:52 PM

Post #1013954

gumlla, the above picture of the man carving? How much would that carving be in American dollars and also the beautiful sofa?
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

August 22, 2004
7:54 PM

Post #1013957

Those are so intricate and beautiful, he is to be congratulated on his talent.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2004
6:24 AM

Post #1014657

The table with the grapevine motif is my favorite. His work is beautiful! Is he a friend of yours?

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 23, 2004
6:45 AM

Post #1014669

Tplant
The man is working on the piece is known as "Jaroka", its price 50US$ And I am sorry that is not only a sofa, that is a swinging sofa, tomorrow that will complete then I will again post its picture, price of that swing sofa is 500 US $.

Gw
No he is not my friend I just went there for the pictures for DG, price of that table is 140 US $.

Here back side of beds.

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daisyavenue
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10b)

August 23, 2004
7:50 AM

Post #1014688

Okay, so if we get a big crate of pretty carved things to fit in with my autorickshaw...

It is like window shopping the world! Love this!
broots
Cochrane, ON
(Zone 2b)

August 23, 2004
1:58 PM

Post #1014987

Such fine detailed work & some excellent photos gumlla.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

August 23, 2004
3:10 PM

Post #1015063

Very, very interesting Kaleem!

blooms, justice for these workers will come! Maybe not in this life but, the next for sure.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 23, 2004
3:50 PM

Post #1015115

I just love that second picture of the table - only $140 US - bet it would sell for far more if in a shop in this country! The artwork is spectacular and so detailed, wonderful pics.
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


August 23, 2004
4:22 PM

Post #1015160

gumlla, do they rough out the forms with lathe or sander? I ask because much of the native art here in Alaska is rough out with Dremel tools, then finished by hand or with tiny buffing tools. Of course, when they have a demonstration of their art, it is always hand done.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

August 23, 2004
5:23 PM

Post #1015244

Weezin' LOL ...mustn't let the tourists know that the modern age has reached Alaska...
and I have a feeling it hasn't trickled down to that man with the wonderful [and probably passed down] crafting hands.
crystalspin
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 23, 2004
5:57 PM

Post #1015275

Only $140 for that table! GW -- I saw it first! (the computer ate my reply, though)... Now, how am I gonna fit it in my suitcase?

Blooms, dontcha think at least one room of the new condo could be done in sheesham wood like these?

~'spin!~
Tplant
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 23, 2004
7:06 PM

Post #1015377

I have never seen such beautiful hand carving. I only wish I could buy the bed. Everything is breath taking and indescribely beautiful. Gumlla, Thank You so much for your inspirational photos.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2004
8:03 PM

Post #1015477

I think the bed is beautiful, too. I would not want to dust all those crevices, however!

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 24, 2004
6:36 AM

Post #1016301

Very hard work, first these are designed and then did some work with machines but maximum hand work is included.
After polishing now "Jaroka" is ready for the mirror fitting.

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 24, 2004
6:41 AM

Post #1016306

Few beautiful chaires are ready for polishing.

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gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2004
7:09 AM

Post #1016327

Oh, they're beautiful. I would love to have talent like that!

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 24, 2004
7:16 AM

Post #1016334

Close up of back side of bed.

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Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 24, 2004
8:44 AM

Post #1016365

The artisan who does these is very good. I have seen headboards similar to these sold for about $5,000 dollars when hand carved in good wood and finished well and imatation, machine made ones for a fraction of that.

The pieces I really liked best though are the chairs. I love wood and am so tired of seeing shody pieces made of veneered particle board being sold as "real" wood furniture here. Such fine pieces as these are much admired throughout the world.
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2004
1:19 AM

Post #1017594

We have a Sheesham wood table we bought in Bermuda about 40 years ago. Beautiful wood.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

August 25, 2004
5:55 AM

Post #1017903

gumlla, it is not surprising to me about the craftsmanship there. Similar work is done here too. Yes, it is the same situtation here - the workers are paid 'peanuts' for their art while the owner retains a fat sum of the price. The artist does not get his due in terms of his craft.

Presently, there is a handicrafts exhibition going on - I did see some wonderful pieces of art - though not of wooden furniture.

trois, I think sheesham is rosewood - this is pretty expensive here. But the red variety is cheaper. I have seen some furniture elsewhere and I am just having no words to explain the work of art. I have a few pieces from my great grandfather's time and they are no doubt treasured ones - though not intricately carved with design, but just plain finishes. The smoothness is unbeatable.

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 28, 2004
6:05 AM

Post #1023104

This art is known as Mughal art, Mughal family ruled on Sub-continent ( Indo Pak) 300 years. Mughals came from Russian states. They built beautiful forts, gardens and other buildings in their time. Those buildings are still famous and preserved as historical places. So this art is common in Idia and Pakistan.
Here one more picture of master peice.

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 28, 2004
6:13 AM

Post #1023106

One more

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 28, 2004
6:18 AM

Post #1023107

Dressing table.

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drdon
Temecula, CA
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2006
4:26 PM

Post #1971711

Whoa,

Absolutely incredible Kaleem. Your friend is very talented indeed. Such beautiful work deserves the attention. Truly beautiful stuff.

best to you,
don
maggiemoo
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2006
12:27 AM

Post #1972720

Kaleem, thank you for sharing this with DG (glad it got moved to this forum). That is amazing work, a very talented craftsman indeed! I appreciate the opportunity to "travel" to Pakistan to see this through your eyes.


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