SHAKUNTALA THEME
SHAKUNTALA THEME
SHAKUNTALA THEME
SHAKUNTALA THEME
SHAKUNTALA THEME
SHAKUNTALA THEME

SHAKUNTALA THEME

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SHAKUNTALA

Theme based hand embroidery saree with figure motifs. The saree depicts ...FOLK TALE OF SHAKUNTALA...with motifs as a -

Shakuntala with her deer,

paisley, flowers, buds and trees

Each figure is handfilled with embroidery and multiple colors, making this saree a MASTERPIECE.

This hand embroidery was completed by single artisan in about 5.5 month's time.

Color : Offwhite with multicolored threadwork

Fabric : Tussar silk

Size: 6.25mts with BP in running and an additional contrast silk blouse piece

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This tale revolves round the love of Shakuntala and the mighty king, Dushyanta. Originally mentioned in the Mahabharata...

Shakuntala was a beautiful maiden who was the adopted daughter of Sage Karnva. She lived with him and her pet deer, in his hermitage in the forest. One day, Dushyanta, the king of Hastinapur, came hunting in the forest. He saw the beautiful deer and shot an arrow at it. Shakuntala found her deer whimpering in pain and tried to comfort it. Shakuntala loved the animals of the forest and her affection for the animal touched Dushyanta's heart and he asked her to forgive him for his cruelty. She forgave him but asked him to stay in the forest for a few days to tend the wounded deer. They fell in love and King Dushyanta married Shakuntala and gave her a wedding ring with his name on it. The king then left for his kingdom, after promising to return soon and take Shakuntala back with him...

One day , Sage Durwasa came to Shakuntala's door. He repeatedly asked for water, but Shakuntala was lost in thoughts of Dushyanta and paid no attention. The sage was insulted and got very angry. Known for his temper, he cursed Shakuntala saying that the person whom she was thinking about would forget her. When Shakuntala heard the cause, she was frightened and begged the sage to forgive her. The sage said that he could not take back the curse but he could change, if she showed Dushyanta something he had given her, then he will remember again about her.