Sindhi Hala Flower Vase - traditional, hand painted, glazed woodwork

Item: Sindhi hand painted and glazed wooden flower vase

Approximate Size: Height: 25 cm; maximum width 12 cm.
This is a flower vase. The flower vase is an open container, today often used to hold cut flowers. The earliest known flower arranging dates back to ancient Egypt. Egyptians were decorating with flowers as early as 2,500 BCE. They regularly placed cut flowers in vases for fragrance and decorative purposes. The ancient Greeks used flowers and herbs for adornment. In China, the practice of decorating the cut flowers dates back to the ancient Han Chinese era. The same is true for the people of Indus Valley - Harappa and Mohenjodaro. Use of flowers was common in religious practices and women used to adorn themselves with the flowers. Cut flowers were used to decorate houses and places of worship etc.  The Hindu ritual pushpanjali involves the use of flowers in offering and prayer to the Hindu Gods. 
Handcrafted wooden flower vases, with hand-painted lacquer works, is a legacy of the same traditions. 
Fulfillment:  Product of Sindh, Pakistan. Ships from Melaka, Malaysia. [More info]